Topic: News

The Oakland Unified School District Success Story

I’m always gratified by helping our program participants achieve outstanding outcomes on their utility projects, but this holds special meaning to me when we can put a significant amount of savings back into a California School District.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to open...
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Utilities, solar industry battle over Net Energy Metering

Last month, the CA Public Utilities Commission “re-opened the record” in its widely watched Net Energy Metering case. On Jun 15, numerous parties commented on the case, showing the wide differences between the battling sides. PG&E, SoCal Edison and SDG&E (the Utilities), argued that the...
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SPURR June 2022 Member Meeting slide presentation

The slide deck presented to SPURR’s Member Meeting held on June 13, 2022 in Sacramento is available for viewing or download. SPURR June 2022 Member Meeting slide presentation
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SPURR Board Passes Resolution Against PG&E’s Excessive Rate Increases

SPURR’s Board of Directors recently passed Resolution 2022-01 in opposition to PG&E’s proposed rate increases in the utility’s 2023 General Rate Case(GRC). According to GRC documents filed by PG&E in June 2021, PG&E requests the following sample class average rate increases effective January 2023, as...
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Interesting perspective on Ukraine War — ARC Energy Research

Podcast featuring guest Candyce Kelshall, President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies –Vancouver, Adjunct Professor, Buckingham University Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies and Vice Chair at the Canadian Intelligence Network.
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California State Auditor Reports on Electric Utility and Regulatory Agency Failures Related to CA Wildfires

The California State Auditor (CSA) recently issued a report excoriating the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), especially PG&E, as well as the state’s “Energy Safety Office,” for failures related to wildfires and to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The report is posted here. https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2021-117.pdf Among other...
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Newsom in Middle of an Intense Battle Over Solar Regulation

Gov. Gavin Newsom is the man in the middle of an intense battle over payments to rooftop solar panel owners for their excess power. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission released a 204-page proposal to reduce the payments to solar panel owners, largely embracing...
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Big CA Utilities Winning Battle Over Solar Power

The California Public Utilities Commission probably will side with major utilities by reducing payments to owners of rooftop solar systems for their excess power. Read more here.
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