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  • ‘It’s A Huge Problem’: California’s Sky-High Electricity Prices Bring A Shock To Biden’s EV Dreams

    04/08/2022 7:48:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 4/7/2022 | Thomas Catenacci
    California electricity bills are among the highest in the nation and are set to continue skyrocketing, putting state and national green ambitions in the spotlight. The surging prices could act as an impediment for the electric vehicle industry in the state. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order in 2021 banning new traditional gas vehicles by 2035 while President Joe Biden outlined a nationwide goal of having electric vehicles account for half of total car sales by 2030. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has repeatedly said Americans should buy electric vehicles to avoid the fluctuating costs of gasoline. “It’s a...
  • White House signs executive order protecting U.S. bulk power system

    05/01/2020 4:36:34 PM PDT · by John W · 42 replies ^ | May 1, 2010 |
    President Trump on Friday signed an executive order prohibiting bulk power system equipment from foreign companies that his administration believes could put the U.S. electricity system at risk. The Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk Power System authorizes Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to prohibit federal agencies and U.S. entities from acquiring, transferring or installing bulk power system equipment in “which any foreign country or foreign nation has any interest and the transaction poses an unacceptable risk to national security.” The order does not single out any country but many have interpreted the new rule o imply that equipment...
  • The World At Night!

    10/10/2019 3:59:13 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 16 replies
    self ^ | 10/10/2019 | self
  • IT Worker Replaced by Foreign National Regrets Voting for Obama

    03/18/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    “I’ve paid my taxes, obeyed the laws and have been a good citizen supporting the community with donations,” the former SCE worker wrote. “I voted for President Obama and was appalled that he implemented a rule change, which allows work permits to H-1B spouses. My future votes will only go to candidates that support reforms to the H-1B visa program that preserve the American worker.”
  • Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

    02/04/2015 5:26:26 PM PST · by Bill_o'Rights · 189 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Feb 4, 2015 12:06 PM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs...The H-1B program "was supposed to be for projects and jobs that American workers could not fill," this worker said. "But we're doing our job. It's not like they are bringing in these guys for new positions that nobody can fill. "Not one of these jobs being filled by India was a job that an Edison employee wasn't already performing," he said...SCE employees said that since August,...
  • Dell 1815dn printer, Microsoft SCOM/SCE: Networking issue with Dell Printer

    02/14/2013 2:44:14 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    Dell and Microsoft websites | 2-14-2013
    Basically, the original CD for this printer was lost. Webpages say to use some software that you have to load SCOM/SCE to use. We can get to this printer on the network (IP Address) and we have successfully set this up to one computer on the network. The story on the CDROM was that someone else used this printer at this University and probably discarded the CDROM. I have had no success with Dell Support sites. And the printer is old enough to be out of warranty. There is the following: Dell Printer Management Pack for (versions 4.1 and 5.0)...
  • Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate Ambassador John Roos

    09/05/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT · by YoloanR · 14 replies
    Press Release ^ | September 5, 2012 | YoloanR
    Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Probe US Ambassador John Roos, Mark Parnes
  • Obama's Commerce Secretary Nominee Calls for Carbon Tax

    08/13/2011 11:56:35 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 22 replies
    New American ^ | 8-12-11 | Rebecca Terrell
    Should energy consumers pay extra taxes to fund government-mandated and subsidized renewable energy technologies? "Absolutely yes," says John Bryson, President Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary. He made the remark at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California in 2009 and went on to extol the virtues of hidden rates in California, a state encumbered with some of the nation's highest electricity and unemployment rates. Bryson, retired CEO of the electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) and its parent company Edison International, excused the practice, saying, "That's been a part of the regulatory environment for the investor-owned utilities for as...
  • Tiller supporter: 'You people disgust me'

    06/06/2009 6:15:30 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 62 replies · 2,092+ views
    Renew America ^ | June 3, 2009 | Matt C. Abbott
    I love it when a reader decides to send a nasty e-mail from his company e-mail address in response to one of my columns. In this case, the e-mail came from Brian Sturtevant of Southern California Edison, who obviously disdains pro-lifers. Mr. Sturtevant wrote: 'You people disgust me. Although, I suppose we should all thank exchange for the murder of one American hero, we now have a National Martyr who will serve as an effective recruitment tool for the rights of women for decades to come. I expect to see all of you pushed back into the cave from...
  • ENERGY: SoCal Edison signs large solar-power deal

    02/13/2009 12:21:34 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 572+ views
    North County Times ^ | February 11, 2009 | CHRIS BAGLEY
    Southern California Edison said it has wrapped up the world's largest-ever agreement to buy electricity generated by solar power, a series of generators in California's eastern deserts that could eventually supply more than 800,000 homes. The utility, which serves Riverside County and the sprawling southern California territory outside of the city of Los Angeles and San Diego County, hopes the first of seven plants will begin operating in 2013, the company said in a press release Wednesday morning. The Rosemead-based utility counts nearly 5 million customers in Riverside and a half-dozen other California counties. BrightSource Energy Inc. of Oakland would...
  • CA: Edison's rooftop solar project powers up

    12/02/2008 3:20:04 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 19 replies · 656+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | Marla Dickerson
    The utility's ratepayer-financed plan to outfit 150 buildings with the panels is cheered by business owners but criticized by consumer activists. Southern California Edison on Monday unveiled its newest power plant: 33,700 solar panels atop a warehouse in Fontana that will feed green energy directly into the grid. It's the first piece of what the utility says could become the largest rooftop solar installation in the world, a swath of photovoltaic panels spanning two square miles. The 600,000-square-foot warehouse rooftop, owned by logistics firm ProLogis Inc., is the first of 150 commercial buildings that Edison is looking to outfit with...
  • Ariz. mine closure throws Indians out of work

    01/01/2006 12:28:36 PM PST · by bkwells · 56 replies · 1,132+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/1/2006 | John M. Broder
    BLACK MESA, Ariz. – The gigantic earthmoving crane sits idle, stilled by a legal, cultural and environmental dispute playing out far from the rich vein of coal beneath the desert of remote northeastern Arizona. Some welcome the idling of the crane, calling it a symbol of the rape of the land and precious water below. Others, mostly American Indians who have come to depend on the high-paying jobs at the mine, are furious. For 35 years, the Black Mesa Mine has produced coal for a power plant in southern Nevada. But the plant suspended operations at the end of December,...
  • Nevada power plant to close after dispute

    12/30/2005 8:01:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 90 replies · 1,526+ views
    AP ^ | 12/30/5
    LAUGHLIN, Nev. - A large coal-fired power plant will close at the end of the year rather than violate a court-ordered deadline to install an estimated $1.1 billion in pollution-control measures. Southern California Edison said Thursday the Mohave Generating Station, at the center of an environmental dispute several years ago, would close. The plant has provided the utility with 7 percent of its electricity, but the company said its 13 million customers would not be immediately affected because of other power sources. Under a 1999 consent decree won by environmental groups, the aging Mohave plant was required to upgrade its...
  • [CA] PUC approves rate cut for businesses

    09/08/2005 9:18:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 152+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/8/5 | Rick Jurgens
    SAN FRANCISCO - Citing the need for jobs, the state Public Utilities Commission decided Thursday to let PG&E and Southern California Edison offer 25 percent electricity rate discounts to persuade employers to stay or expand in California or move here. Job losses are "a hidden tax on every Californian," said PUC member Susan Kennedy, who sponsored the discount proposal aimed especially at light manufacturers, steel and plastic makers, food processors and cement producers.The panel voted unanimously to overturn an administrative law judge's decision that termed the discounts "an attractive lure that will draw free riders" and cause a multimillion-dollar revenue...
  • World's largest solar installation to use Stirling engine technology

    08/13/2005 3:42:35 AM PDT · by Arkie2 · 124 replies · 7,176+ views
    Free Energy News ^ | Aug 05 | Sterling D. Allan
    ROSEMEAD, CA, USA -- A Stirling engine is commonly referred to as an "external combustion engine" in contrast to the "internal combustion engines" found in most vehicles. Combine a Stirling engine with solar as the source of heat, and you have a highly efficient means of converting solar power into usable energy. That is what Stirling Energy Systems has been perfecting for the past 20 years. On Aug. 8, 2005, President Bush toured the DOE's National Solar Thermal Test Facility at the Sandia National Laboratories complex, situated on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., where he signed the energy...
  • Utility proposes legislation to restructure state's energy market

    01/24/2004 12:01:52 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 226+ views
    Associated Press via Mercury News ^ | Jan. 23, 2004 | JENNIFER COLEMAN
    <p>SACRAMENTO - Assembly Speaker-elect Fabian Nunez will push a Southern California Edison-backed bill that would again allow "direct access," a cornerstone of the 1996 deregulation law that let consumers choose their own electricity provider.</p> <p>The bill, which hasn't been introduced yet, would also ensure that utilities could recover the cost of building power plants and contracting for electricity from independent generators, Edison officials and an aide to Nunez said Friday.</p>
  • S&P reduces rating for CA projects to "JUNK" status

    08/07/2002 9:23:14 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 22 replies · 407+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/2002
    Here's the link:poke this!Somebody please post this as I always screw it up.
  • Dynegy, Others Fined $122 Million for California Power Crisis

    07/03/2002 7:15:59 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 9 replies · 263+ views
    Bloomberg News ^ | 7/3/2002 | Daniel Taub
    <p>Folsom, California, July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Dynegy Inc., Williams Cos. and 10 other electricity suppliers were fined $122.1 million for failing to deliver enough supply during California's energy crisis in 2000 and 2001, the agency that manages the state's power grid said.</p>