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Tight Summer Electricity Supply Predicted

May 9, 2018 | Steve Milne

California's energy grid manager says the electricity supply will be tight this summer. The Folsom-based California Independent System Operator, or CAL-ISO, says low snowpack in the mountains means below-average hydroelectricity supplies.

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California Would Require Electricity To Be 100 Percent Renewable By 2045 If This Bill Passes

March 6, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Senate Bill 100 starts by boosting the state’s renewable electricity requirement to 60 percent by 2030.

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Roseville Electric Offers Free Tree Advice

April 1, 2016 | Steve Milne

Starting Friday, people who live in Roseville will be able to schedule a free appointment with a tree expert. Roseville Electric Utility is offering the consultations to customers worried about their shade trees surviving the drought.

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Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

February 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study says California's four-year drought has reduced hydroelectricity generation, resulting in higher electricity costs to ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas pollution.

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California Regulators Approve New Costs For Solar Customers

January 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A program that financially compensates owners of rooftop solar energy systems will continue in California, but new solar customers will face increased fees.

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Proposed Overhaul Of Public Utilities Commission Advances

July 13, 2015 | Katie Orr

A bill in the California Legislature that proposes sweeping changes to the state’s Public Utilities Commission passed an Assembly committee today.

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California Electricity Rates May Rise For Some

July 3, 2015 | Katie Orr

Electricity rates will be going up for some Californians. The California Public Utilities Commission approved a new rate structure Friday.

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Study: California Drought Decreases HydroPower, Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 17, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A new study says the drought in California has caused an increased use of natural gas for electricity supply as diminished river flows decrease hydropower generation. The result is higher electricity costs and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

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California Agency Proposes New Efficiency Standards For Computers, Monitors

March 12, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The California Energy Commission says increasing the efficiency of computers and computer monitors can save state consumers millions of dollars a year in energy costs.

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