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Biden Administration Announces 50% Hike in Tariffs on Solar Cells from China 

President Biden recently announced new tariffs on goods imported from China. The levies include a major tariff increase on solar cells, the vast majority of which are manufactured in China. As previously reported by SPURR, 2023 saw multiple factors constraining American solar energy initiatives. This...
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SB 1374: An Introduction to California’s Newest Energy Bill Affecting Schools

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Announcement

SPURR Announces RFP for Solar and Energy Storage

The School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified vendors to submit responsive proposals for solar photovoltaic and energy storage projects. SPURR is a CA joint powers authority with >300 member public school and community college districts and...
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Announcement

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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Announcement

FAQ: Procurement Assistance for Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Program

Frequently Asked Questions What is SPURR?The School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) is a Joint Powers Authority formed in 1989 under the California Government Code’s Joint Exercise of Powers Act. Over 300 California public school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts...
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2024 PG&E Rate Hikes affect 16M+ Customers

PG&E recently published their rate increases effective January 1, 2024. According to news site KSBW, rates will increase at an average of over $32 per month for roughly 16 million customers across California. The increased funds, reports KSBW, will help “bury 2,100 miles (3,380 kilometers)...
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Announcement

SPURR’s PAVE Program has Officially Launched!

SPURR has launched a new, industry-leading program for electrifying public agency vehicles. You might know that California is among the Top 5 global EV markets. With this year’s CARB ACF rule, the Golden State is now aiming for a world first – eliminating all combustion...
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City of Fresno breaks ground on large solar project procured through SPURR

On Oct 23, 2023, the City of Fresno broke ground on a large solar power project procured through SPURR’s Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program. You can see local TV news reports here and here. The detailed press release issued by the City of Fresno...
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Announcement

SPURR Board and Member Meeting Agendas

For the current SPURR Board or Member Agenda please see the link at the top of the webpage “Board and Member Meetings” above the main navigation. 
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Case Study

San Luis Obispo County California

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