California Order For Extra Power Due To Heat Draws Transparency Concerns

July 9, 2021
A new emergency order by California energy regulators to allow the state’s grid operator to purchase additional power supplies to respond to ongoing climate-driven heat waves is drawing criticism from environmentalists, who say the decision was made behind closed doors and lacks detail about how much power is needed and whether it will require carbon-free or fossil energy. “We’re concerned about a lack of transparency. We haven’t seen any analysis of what level of megawatts might be needed, much less...

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