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California Emissions Rise 1.6%

California Emissions Rise 1.6%

Strong economic growth, the unexpected closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant and limited hydropower generation caused by drought led to a 1.7 percent increase in total greenhouse emissions in California from 2011 to 2012, according to the most recent greenhouse gas inventory from the California Air Resources Board. The nuclear … Read more »

San Onofre

Ratepayers Should Help Pay for Closure of Nuclear Plant, Says Utility

Southern California Edison published full-page letters/advertisements in the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register this week to argue that ratepayers should help pay for the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The utility decided to permanently retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station earlier this summer. … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Barrick $16m Fine, Edison ‘Misled Regulators’

Southern California Edison willfully misled the public and regulators to avoid a full safety review of its redesigned San Onofre nuclear power plant in California, according to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Boxer published correspondence between Edison and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which she said … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Shell, BP in Price Probe; Feds ‘Shielded’ Wind Firms

European Commission antitrust regulators are investigating Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Statoil and price reporting company Platts – a subsidiary of McGraw Hill Financial – over potential oil price manipulation. The probe is examining how price reporting companies help determine the cost of raw materials, Bloomberg says. The federal government is … Read more »