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November 17, 2014

California leads by example on climate change

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2014-11-16 04:38:38

California already has imposed some of the world’s toughest air quality standards as it moves aggressively to lower emissions. The state’s cap-and-trade program, launched nearly three years ago, offers one of the few real-world laboratories on how to reduce carbon emissions. The state has opted to impose extra costs on businesses that emit pollutants. Next year, the program will be expanded to include companies that produce gasoline and other fuels, prompting predictions that consumers will see a spike in prices to cover the costs. [ read more … ]

Calif. asks FERC to help with price fluctuations in new market

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-17 05:01:48

The California grid operator requested a federal waiver yesterday from electricity-pricing rules because of price fluctuations in a new market intended to accommodate rising amounts of renewable energy. The California Independent System Operator filed a petition yesterday asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an immediate 90-day exemption from rules governing the settlement of energy prices because of software glitches and other issues that spurred price increases in the West’s new energy imbalance market. [ read more … ]

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