Gov. Newsom Suspends Enviro Regs on Power Generation During Grid Strain Events

Twice so far in 2021, Governor Newsom has suspended *all* environmental regulations on CA electricity generators for at least three days at a time.

On each of June 17 and July 9, the Governor issued State of Emergency proclamations covering separate “Extreme Heat Events” lasting several days. During each Extreme Heat Event, “[a]ny permit, regulation or law prohibiting, restricting or penalizing the use of stationary or portable [electricity] generators” was suspended, due to “significant demand and strain on California’s energy grid,” according to each proclamation.

The June 17 proclamation is posted at https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6.17.21-Extreme-Heat-proclamation.pdf

The July 9 proclamation is posted at https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Extreme-Heat-Proc-7-8-21.pdf