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CPUC's Clean Energy Order: Necessary, Timely, and Ambitious

Expert BlogUnited StatesMohit Chhabra

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a decision to acquire 11.5 GW of mostly carbon-free electricity over the next five to seven years. This decision firmly places the state on course to getting to zero carbon electricity and a…

CPUC Takes a Big First Step Toward Climate Change Adaptation

Expert BlogMohit Chhabra
California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just became the nation’s first utility regulator to take the impact of climate change on energy infrastructure and services seriously. This blog explains how climate change impacts each aspect of the energy system; how the…

“Baseload” in the Rearview Mirror of Today’s Electric Grid

Expert BlogMiles Farmer, Kevin Steinberger
With changing dynamics of both supply and demand in the electricity industry, including low natural gas prices, flat electricity demand due to increased efficiency, and robust growth of cheap, clean renewables, the term “baseload”—which historically has been used to refer…