The way Americans consume, obtain and produce energy is in a state of constant flux, with new practices being praised and then questioned constantly. This evolution of energy is no more prevalent than in the state of California. On the California Energy Law Blog, the team of attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine opine on developments in the energy industry while analyzing their far-reaching legal impacts.
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The California Public Utilities Commission released a much awaited proposed decision on March 20th regarding metrics to measure the deployment of the smart grid in the PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E service territories. The consensus metrics can be found in Attachment A to the proposed decision. ...
DWT launched its Northwest Energy and Environmental Law Blog today. Check it out for all the latest news and analysis from the best and brightest at DWT!!DWT launched its Northwest Energy and Environmental Law Blog today. Check it out for all the latest news and analysis from the best and...
PG&E filed an application at the California Public Utilities Commission requesting $19.4 million to fund the project to provide third parties with access to a customers’ electricity usage data (when authorized by the customer) as part of its Customer Data Access Project. Following the...
Are you a CHP resource that missed out on the first Combined Heat and Power Utility RFO? Not to worry, there will be more opportunities. PG&E, SCE and SDG&E are each in the midst of issuing solicitations for combined heat and power products (CHP RFO) as required by the CHP Program...
In the midst of the San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission focusing on how to count out-of-state renewable power towards its Renewables Portfolio Standard and what transactions should be considered Renewable Energy Cerificate-only transactions, an important note from our DC...
Apparently the folks at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco aren’t too worried about the recent ruling declaring California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard unconstitutional. Yesterday, an Administrative Law Judge at the Commission issued a ruling requesting proposals...
There’s a lot of action going on at the California Public Utilities Commission in the last week or so. On January 24, one of the Administrative Law Judges in the Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) proceeding issued a ruling seeking comment on “procurement expenditure...
After a persistent and vocal outcry by anti-SmartMeter activists, the Commission has released a proposed decision that will be voted on at its next meeting (this coming Thursday) that will allow those who want to go back to the good ol’ days of the analog meter. No more RF radiation for those...
Big news from the Legislature today, as the California State Senate unanimously confirmed the appointments of Commissioners Sandoval and Florio today. The unanimity is a marked departure from more recent confirmation battles, including the recent failed attempts to seek confirmation for previous...
Please take a look at this interesting look by my colleagues, Jeff Gray and Steve Greenwald, into whether green technology will actually pave the way towards green jobs here in California and in the United States more generally. More importantly, they look at the danger of premising advocacy for...