California Lawmakers Query Newsom’s Plan For State Power-Buying Entity

March 23, 2023
California lawmakers have begun what are expected to be multiple hearings to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) call to create a new “central procurement” process for the state to buy adequate amounts of “diverse” clean energy with utility ratepayers footing most of the costs, in part by enabling policy committees to scrutinize the plan. “I see advantages and disadvantages on both sides. I really welcome the debate we’re going to have in the Assembly and in the Legislature and in...

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