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Record heat wave puts California in fossil fuel conundrum – Associated Press

Photo: The “Whaling Wall” mural is seen on the AES Power Generating Plant in Redondo Beach, Calif. A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration moves toward ending the

Climate Change

Scientists say new climate law is likely to reduce warming – Associated Press

Massive incentives for clean energy in the U.S. law signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden should reduce future global warming “not a lot, but not insignificantly either,” according to a climate scientist who led an independent analysis of the package. Even with nearly $375 billion in tax credits and other financial enticements for renewable energy

Legal Beat

Antitrust suit can proceed against SRP over charges to solar customers

A federal appeals court said Monday that SRP customers who also have solar panels at their homes can pursue an antitrust claim against the utility for a policy of charging them more than other customers. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had

Energy

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as states transition away from

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