As our nation faces another summer season of hurricanes and wildfires it is clear to most that increasingly severe weather is caused by a warming climate. While many states are members of the U.S.
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Lower-income residents living in California neighborhoods surrounded by freeways and highways are disproportionately impacted by air pollution spewed by the millions of gasoline-powered cars and diesel cargo trucks on the road.
Demand response programs keep service reliable and offer rewards
As summer heat sweeps into California, it not only raises temperatures, but also demand on the state’s electricity grid as air conditioners and refrigeration systems are turned on and run longer.
California legislation requires utilities and other retail electricity providers to disclose sources of the power supplied in their service areas. These fuel content laws were enacted to verify the claims of various retail providers about the mix of their power sources and to help consumers determine the potential environmental impacts of choosing one service over another.
The California Energy Commission’s recent decision to require rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on most new homes has engendered praise from some quarters and criticism from others.