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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

KQED Science | June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.

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2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

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Southern California Nuclear Plant to Shut Down for Good

KQED Science | June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Southern California Nuclear Plant to Shut Down for Good

The San Onofre nuclear plant has not operated since January 2012, when a radioactive leak was discovered in one of its generators. The permanent closure could put pressure on California's electrical grid in the long-term. The California Independent System Operator, which manages the grid, does not expect statewide problems with power supply this summer.

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Could Rooftop Solar Kill Utilities? California Grapples with Solar’s Success

KQED Science | May 17, 2013 | 9 Comments

Could Rooftop Solar Kill Utilities? California Grapples with Solar’s Success

As increasing numbers of Californians generate their own electricity, they rely less on electric utilities. That’s raising major questions about the future of California’s utilities.

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