The law calls for 330,000 electric vehicles by 2025 and 2 million by 2035. It also calls for boosting the number of charging stations by offering a $500 incentive for people to install their own at home and calls for New Jersey Transit to transition buying only zero-emission buses by 2032.
In a 5-4 ruling, the court said the Clean Air Rule cannot apply to companies that sell or distribute petroleum or natural gas because they don't make their own emissions — other people burn the fuel they provide. The Department of Ecology only has the authority to regulate "actual emitters," the court said.
PG&E has said the deliberate blackouts could be a recurring event for the next decade while it spends billions of dollars to upgrade its outdated electrical grid. Alsup said he thinks that reliance on blackouts stems in part from PG&E's tree-trimming shortcomings.
The utility, Central Maine Power, wants to build a 145-mile line to bring power to the regional grid from Quebec. State campaign finance reports released this week show a political action committee supported by CMP spent most of the money on television advertisements.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the bill to implement a so-called cap and trade program in Oregon took center stage in a three-hour meeting on Monday of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources committee
But the staff report did conclude that defects associated with CMP's new SmartCare billing system, along with human errors, caused delayed bills or errors for "tens of thousands of customers."
The Statesman Journal reports in a filing to Marion County Circuit Court Wednesday, complainants asked for an expedited review to allow Initiative Petitions 48 and 49 to continue the process that would allow them to put the measures before voters in November.
The state agency that handles zoning in Maine's unregulated territories gave its approval Wednesday to a proposed $1 billion transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid.
Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were offline during an Oct. 27 power shutoff that affected millions of people. That included more than half of the cell towers in Marin County alone.
The tribe acquired the 500-MW transmission line as part of an agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station. The power plant near Page shut down in November.