As the threat of blackouts continues to plague California, officials are pointing to battery storage as a key to preventing future power shortfalls. But the Golden State is going to need a lot more batteries to weather the next climate-driven crisis — let alone to achieve its goal of a carbon-free grid. It won’t be
A critical route for American coal exports to Asia is drying up after yet another U.S. port city passed a law to bar the fuel from leaving its shores. Lawmakers in Richmond, California, late Tuesday voted to impose a ban on coal, targeting a terminal that handles about a quarter of exports from the U.S.
California’s effort to reshape the gig economy hit a significant roadblock this week when a federal court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the application of the state’s new rules to truck drivers, citing a conflict with federal law. The roadblock is by no means fatal, but it’s not insignificant — not when there are so
“Strategies for Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense,” a day-long conference sponsored by the Ports of San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland, attracted industry experts from around the world this week to Oakland’s Jack London Square. The Port of Rotterdam, for example, discussed its plans to protect its terminals against higher sea levels,
It was only expected to happen a couple times a year — and just as a last resort. That’s what utility giant PG&E Corp. originally said 13 months ago when it outlined plans to stage mass blackouts in Northern California during strong winds, a desperate maneuver to keep its lines from sparking wildfires. Nobody anticipated