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Announcement

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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Announcement

SPURR Requests Proposals for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure & Roadmapping

SPURR, a CA joint powers authority of over 300 member public school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education, requests proposals for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure & Roadmapping to be made available to member and non-member public agencies and non-profit entities statewide through...
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News & Insights

Net Energy Metering 2-Update

On December 15, 2022 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that will significantly reduce economic value for customers implementing new onsite solar projects in the service territories of PG&E, SoCal Edison, and SDG&E.  The decision was controversial, dividing vocal critics and supporters...
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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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News & Insights

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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Biden grants PG&E $1.1 billion to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open

The Biden administration on Monday said it’s providing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. with a $1.1 billion grant to help the company prevent the closure of Diablo Canyon, California’s last nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon was originally scheduled to be decommissioned in two phases in...
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What is the SPURR Telecom & Networking program and how can it benefit you?

SPURR T&N Program Helps  Schools and Districts Save on Technology  Districts across California rely on SPURR to procure cost-effective, competitively-sourced technology and networking items. We deliver through combined buying power and expertise in the technologies that you need to serve your students and staff. This...
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News & Insights

LA School District Cyberattack

Joining other high-profile educational institutions hit by cyberattacks this year is the Los Angeles Unified School District. The district fell victim to an unprecedented cyberattack, which prompted major alarm across the country, “from urgent talks with the White House and the National Security Council after...
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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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