July 19, 2024

California SB 100

California Bills Seek to Expedite Transmission Projects
Two new bills would expedite transmission projects by streamlining approval processes and shortening lawsuits so the state can meet its 100% clean energy goal.
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California Gov. Newsom Signs 40 Climate Bills
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed six air pollution reduction measures, bringing the total of climate-related bills enacted this legislative session to 40.
CAISO Sees $30B Need for Transmission Development
CAISO's new 20-year transmission outlook projects a need for $30.5 billion in new lines to carry renewable and stored power across California and the West.
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CAISO Launches 20-year Transmission Planning Process
CAISO kicked off an extended 20-year transmission planning process to support the state’s clean energy goals.
Counterflow: No Carb California
Columnist Steve Huntoon argues that California's ambitious renewable energy and storage targets would actually make the state more vulnerable to blackouts.
Study: Calif. Must Build Renewables at Record Rate
California must build renewables and storage at an unprecedented pace to reach its goal of 100% zero-carbon energy by 2045.
Manmade Methane Could Replace Natural Gas, Backers say
Backers of manufactured methane say it could replace natural gas and help California meet its goal of 100% carbon neutrality by midcentury.
ACORE Forum Frets Reliability as Carbon Pledges Grow
Promoters of renewable energy worry about reliability as fossil-fuel plants retire and renewable resources are slow to take over, ACORE attendees heard.
Washington, Nevada Join 100% Clean Energy Movement
Washington state lawmakers approved legislation Monday requiring the state to rely entirely on zero-emissions and renewable energy by 2045.
CAISO Seeks More Transfers with Pacific Northwest
CAISO is exploring ways to exchange more low-carbon electricity with the Pacific Northwest, while WestConnect looks to absorb exports from California during overgeneration.

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