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PG&E donates $1 million, 900,000 masks for California COVID-19 relief

Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tesla factory ordered to shut down as part of California COVID-19...

Tesla’s California factory in Alameda county which employs roughly 10,000 people, and is responsible for most of the company’s vehicle manufacturing, has been ordered to shut down under the county’s “shelter-in-place” order, given its classification as a “non-essential business”.
Africa solar

US developer advances 2.7GW California solar mega-plant

US developer CIM Group announced the advancing of development of Westlands Solar Park, one of the largest permitted solar parks in the world that could grow to more than 2.7GW of capacity at full buildout, and provide clean energy to more than 1,200,000 homes.
California community solar

California mandates solar for new homes, but residents have an alternative

SMUD has lauded the CEC approval of its Neighborhood SolarShares community solar programme for the 2019 Building Standards, opening the door to community solar.
climate change

ENGIE helps California’s State Fund launch 2nd phase of sustainability plan

State Funh has partnered with utility ENGIE and professional services firm JLL to implement the second phase of its sustainability strategy.
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E files June 2020 bankruptcy recovery plan

PG&E submitted regulatory and court filings outlining the key elements of the company's updated Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation.
Badger meter

Building resilience in water systems

Imagine a time when water utilities have to enforce dramatic usage restrictions or even shut off water to millions of customers. Some California citizens are already experiencing that future with electricity. Who’s to say it couldn’t happen in the water sector?
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E wants 20 microgrids ahead of 2020 wildfires

Beleaguered US utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants a total of 20 microgrids ready and operational at 20 of its substations ahead of the 2020 autumn wildfire season.
sustainability reporting

“No one is ever going to outdo California and the energy...

Former State Senator Pro Tem Kevin de León considered the California Energy Commission (CEC) a longtime partner in the efforts to champion California’s global leadership in combating climate change and building a 100 percent clean energy economy.
California energy efficient

Ruling sees California lead US transition to energy-efficient lighting

A US federal judge has rejected a petition from the country’s National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and the American Lighting Association, clearing the way for the rollout of energy efficient lightbulbs across the state.

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