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Important new evidence just surfaced about a growing problem that burdens California’s clean energy transition: we are quite literally throwing away increasing amounts of clean energy, enough during some months to power more than 100,000 households with pollution-free electricity.
Important new research emerged this week in support of enhanced western transmission grid integration, the principal goal of a bill now moving through the California legislature.
Guest Blog by Emma Rapperport
The adage about history not repeating itself but rhyming is inescapable in the California debate about potentially ruinous financial liabilities facing electric utilities in the aftermath of disasters worsened by climate change, such as last fall’s wildfires and mudslides.
Almost a quarter century has passed since a staff report for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) paved the way for an ill-fated electricity restructuring initiative that led to chaos and blackouts in 2000-2001, leaving painful memories that are still vivid for many.