energy grid

California Update for Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• The agency that manages California's energy grid says electricity supplies will be tight this summer.

• The California Energy Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to require new homes to either have solar panels on them or to be part of a cluster of homes powered by solar.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.