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[CEM 1437 / May 19, 2017]

CPUC Staff Releases Long-Awaited Resource-Planning Guidance Document

A new proposal from California Public Utilities Commission staff to guide the implementation of integrated resource planning would divide responsibility between the commission and regulated entities, highlight cost impacts of planned actions, and enable the exchange of information with planning activities underway at other agencies.

Agencies Explore Clean Energy Barriers in Low-Income Communities

As the state continues to push toward 50 percent renewable energy and a doubling of energy-efficiency savings by 2030, regulators increasingly view low-income, multifamily housing as both a huge opportunity and a thorny challenge. For low-income housing developers, the challenge of upgrading existing buildings with energy-efficient systems generally boils down to one problem: the cost.

Nevada Assembly Passes Solar Rights Bill

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The Nevada Assembly’s Commerce and Labor Committee has passed an amended AB 405 that aims to “bring back rooftop solar” to the state, moving past a dark period for the renewable resource in Nevada. The bill revamps residential net metering, protects residential solar users from discriminatory charges, and sets out a bill of solar rights for utility customers.

Also In California Energy Markets This Week . . .

  • Senate Panel Approves Regulatory Reform Bills
  • PG&E Added to Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuit
  • San Jose Becomes Latest to Embark on CCA Effort
  • PNM Seeks Tri-State Generation Hazard Agreement

       ...And Much More!

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