Topic: Natural Gas

SPURR Requests Qualifications and Proposals for Retail Noncore Natural Gas Energy Service

SPURR, a CA joint powers authority of >300 member public school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education, requests qualifications and proposals from Retail Natural Gas Energy Service Providers to be made available to member and non-member public agencies and non-profit entities through...
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SPURR Requests Qualifications and Proposals for Retail Natural Gas Energy Service

SPURR, a CA joint powers authority of >300 member public school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education, requests qualifications and proposals from Retail Natural Gas Energy Service Providers (G-ESPs) to be made available to member and non-member public agencies and non-profit entities...
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CPUC hearing re high natural gas prices during winter 2022/23

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold an online hearing to discuss high natural gas prices this winter. According to the CPUC’s published notice, the hearing will examine the causes and impacts of recent high natural gas prices in California, including: The hearing will...
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The Unexpected Costs of Fossil Fuel Opposition

According to a recent article published by UC Berkeley’s Energy Institute at the Haas Business School, opposition to fossil fuel projects creates many costs that may suprise activists in favor of renewables. As noted in the article – “Many policies leave us with hidden high...
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School district finds eliminating natural gas from new buildings is complicated

An Oregon school district promised to eliminate natural gas from new buildings. No more gas stoves or boilers. But making good on that commitment is proving complicated. Read the interview by NPR’s Katia Riddle here.
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Limits and Costs of Full Electrification

In October 2022, UC Berkeley’s Energy Institute at Haas published a paper on the limits and costs of “full” electrification, which means converting all energy services to electricity. The paper’s conclusion reads, in part: “Policies that move to target 100 percent electrification through rigid mandates...
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Natural-gas prices have more than doubled this year

On Sep 19, the Wall Street Journal published an article and video that addresses recent energy market increases. The gist of the article is: “Natural-gas prices have more than doubled this year because of a global supply shortage made worse by the war in Ukraine,...
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Who’s to blame for California’s high gas prices?

Per Dan Walters at CalMatter: “Rather, it’s been repeatedly demonstrated that California’s relatively high gas prices are largely, if not completely, explainable by unique factors such as the state’s particular refining recipe meant to minimize smog-producing emissions, its high taxes, and its overall high cost...
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CA Becomes First State to Fully Eliminate Ratepayer Subsidies for Gas Line Extensions 

On September 15th, The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted to “entirely eliminate ratepayer subsidies for the extension of new gas lines beginning in July,” reports Utility Dive. The decision comes alongside a current push to decarbonize the building sector.  CPUC Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen explained,...
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