California House of Representatives (CA House)
California lawmakers OK’d Gov. Newsom’s package of infrastructure bills to speed clean energy development, sending the measures to Newsom for his signature.
CAISO sent the California Legislature a summary of recent studies of Western regionalization, information intended to aid discussion of the ISO becoming an RTO.
A key California lawmaker introduced a bill to allow CAISO to become a Western RTO by expanding its governance to include representatives from other states.
A half dozen new climate and energy laws took effect in California on Jan. 1.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed six air pollution reduction measures, bringing the total of climate-related bills enacted this legislative session to 40.
Two of three bills to speed transmission development and lower costs died at the end of the state legislature's two-year session while another was watered down.
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The California State Legislature passed a resolution requesting that CAISO report on efforts to create an RTO in the West and its potential benefits.
California lawmakers proposed a vague $21 billion climate and energy budget for FY 22-23 that would defer Gov. Gavin Newsom's specific plans, pending talks.
The California Energy Commission said it will take more time to consider offshore wind targets that stakeholders said were too low based on potential capacity.
The governor's senior energy adviser, Alice Reynolds, will move in December to the CPUC, an agency struggling to head off wildfires and capacity shortfalls.
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