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In approving a water quality certificate for a pumped storage project along the Columbia, Washington sparked protests from area tribes and some environmental groups.
FERC approved CAISO’s second attempt at complying with the mandate requiring RTOs to foster participation of DER aggregations in organized markets.
California Assemblymember Chris Holden said he will hold a bill that could eventually turn CAISO into an RTO while he tries to overcome opposition.
CAISO says that 8,100 MW of new resources and California's record snowpack, which is expected to increase hydro generation by 72%, improve its summer forecast.
A study done for the California Public Utilities Commission found the state needs $50 billion in distribution system upgrades to meet its electrification goals.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill requiring wind farms to turn off their blinking aviation obstruction lights at night when no low-flying aircraft are around.
In California, a predicted budget shortfall that grew $9 billion since January has not resulted in additional proposed cuts in climate and energy spending.
California's Air Resources Board took one of its first steps toward a potential statewide ban on sales of new gas-powered space and water heaters for buildings.