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DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum…


California Blackouts Bring Calls for Investigation

California’s governor demanded an investigation into the cause of a series of power outages—the first since an energy crisis in 2001—that blacked out parts of the state in recent days. …


PG&E Bankruptcy Truly One-of-a-Kind

COMMENTARY Numerous articles have boldly declared Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to be the first of many climate change-related bankruptcies to come. The authors wag their fingers in caution at…


CPUC Backs PG&E Plan to Retire Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

California regulators have approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) application to retire the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by year-end 2025, ending a protracted battle over the generating station that pitted…


Two SCE Gas-Battery Hybrid Projects Revolutionize Peaker Performance

For deploying a novel, groundbreaking gas-battery hybrid technology along with environmentally significant upgrades within a tight installment window, and despite logistical hurdles, Southern California Edison’s Center Peaker and Grapeland Peaker…