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May 12, 2021 | In the News: Utility Dive

HECO appeals PUC decision on Kapolei battery project, warns of 'chilling message' to developers

Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: "HECO should take responsibility for the crisis it's caused and focus on ensuring [the project] realizes its full potential to maximize renewable energy on the grid and minimize Hawai'i's dependence on fossil fuels. Instead, HECO's threatening to pull the plug on the project, put all the risk on ratepayers and the grid, and make us pay for all of it either way."

May 10, 2021 | In the News: E&E News

Calif. aims to cut gas use in homes, stops short of ban

Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "We're in a climate crisis. We have to stop building gas infrastructure. Climate leadership isn't about incrementalism anymore. We need bold aggressive action to get off fossil fuels and this was a missed opportunity."

May 7, 2021 | In the News: Renewable Energy Magazine

California releases proposed 2022 building code update

Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “The 2022 code update is a step in the right direction, but with the health and prosperity of millions of Californians hanging in the balance, we can no longer be satisfied with incremental progress. California is still expanding the gas system more quickly than any other state in the nation, even as the UN this week highlights that that expansion is incompatible with a habitable planet.