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State Government

California Utilities Want To Charge Your Electric Car, Boost Stagnant Power Demand

December 14, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Demand for electricity in the United States isn’t growing like it used to, and that has power companies looking for new avenues to make money. California utilities want to supply power to electric cars.

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Environment

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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Sacramento City Utility Fee Increase Postponed

January 22, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

A request by the Sacramento Department of Utilities to increase fees for city storm drain services has been postponed. By law such an increase would require a public vote.

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Environment

Biomass Power Could Help California's Dying Forests

December 30, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California's dying trees create a huge wildfire risk. Can biomass power help solve the problem?

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