Entries by Woody Hastings

PG&E Bankruptcy – what does it mean for customers, the climate, and communities?

On Tuesday, January 29, PG&E filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law. The broad outline of the story, as most Center for Climate Protection e-news readers are probably aware, is that as a result of utility equipment being pinpointed as a cause of many of the wildfires over the past two years, PG&Es’ liabilities […]

CPUC releases proposed decision on Community Choice exit fees

On August 1st the California Public Utilities Commission issued the long-awaited Proposed Decision* on the “exit fees” that Community Choice customers are charged for power that was purchased by private utilities on their behalf before they left (exited) to become Community Choice agency (CCA) customers. This is a pass-through charge because these fees are charged […]

Notch another win (mostly) for Community Choice Energy

CPUC adopts a favorably amended resolution, initially a big problem for emerging Community Choice agencies Clean energy advocates, local government elected officials, and Community Choice agencies (CCAs) scored a partial victory at a voting meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in San Francisco on February 8th. Inundated by “thousands of emails” according to […]

Finally no nukes in California: Too expensive and dangerous, as “Diablo Songbird” revealed

On January 11, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to close down the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obispo by 2025. Diablo is the last operational commercial nuclear power plant in California, so when it closes, California will have closed its chapter of nuclear power as an energy source. California is […]

Action Alert: Community Choice Energy being challenged again!

Community Choice Energy becomes stronger with each attack by its opponents and we are counting on you to make this true once again with this latest assault – this time, by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). On December 8th, the CPUC issued a Draft Resolution that oversteps its authority and if passed, will impose substantial burdens […]

Webinar: The 2018 Legislative Session, a Community Choice Energy View

Please join us for our next webinar: The California Legislative Outlook 2018: A Community Choice Energy View on Jan 24, 2018, Noon to 1pm. REGISTER HERE This webinar will focus on challenges and opportunities emerging as we approach the 2018 legislative session in Sacramento. We are expecting a dynamic legislative session with many bills having […]