The Latest On: Clean Energy
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "The fundamentals are that the potential of both renewable natural gas and hydrogen pipeline injection are extremely limited and California will only meet its climate objectives through widespread electrification of gas end uses like space and water heating. Until SoCalGas stops obstructing progress on reducing reliance on fossil fuels though electrification, its climate pledges ring hollow."
Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: "Cities have been at the forefront in recognizing the threat of climate change and promoting the transition to renewable clean energy, and basically this is putting up a big stop sign and saying, 'no,' they are not allowed to take action to move the state forward and serve their own constituents,"
FERC's expected jurisdiction claim over Puerto Rico LNG terminal could impact PREPA gas plant, renewables plans
California summer reliability rules driving utility fossil fuel plans, groups say in challenging CPUC
Nina Robertson, Attorney, Earthjustice: "The commission is digging us deeper into a hole by making us more dependent on fossil fuels … and it's doing so on the backs of communities that have been bearing the brunt of the pollution for far too long already."
Hawaiian Electric defends role in renewable energy project delays, as fossil fuel plants approach retirement
Kylie Wager Cruz, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: "We've seen in the past when there's been an unanticipated shortfall, that we've had to resort to other types of utility-scale fossil-based extensions or additions — and so I think the commission is really focused on not letting that happen."