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Industry, Environmentalists Spar Over New California Utility Planning Process

August 09, 2017
Utilities and power companies are clashing with environmentalists and clean energy advocates over how to establish greenhouse gas targets and carbon pricing mechanisms under a groundbreaking utility planning process being implemented by California state regulators. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is in the midst of a rulemaking to implement the new integrated resource planning (IRP) process established by the landmark 2015 law, SB 350, which among other things expanded the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to require that half...


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