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Newsom Demands Probe of Weekend Power Blackouts

An irate Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation allowing some energy users and utilities to tap backup energy sources amid the state's days-long heatwave that has prompted rolling blackouts affecting hundreds of thousands of households. Newsom also sent a letter demanding that the state energy commission, state public utilities...

Electricity Costs Could Tumble For Fresno Unified, State Center

Fresno Unified School District and State Center Community College District could soon see big savings on their annual electricity bills — as much as $1.5 million for Fresno Unified and $340,000 for State Center. Both are considering contracts with Constellation NewEnergy Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, to buy electricity that...

New Energy Plan Could Leave Californians in Dark: Walters

CALmatters’ Dan Walters is sounding the siren that history is repeating itself when it comes to energy deregulation. In his latest piece, Walters recalls the history of power company deregulation in the 1990s and how badly it missed on its promises. Now, it is happening again. “Newly drafted legislation would...