By Tyson Siegele, SanDiego350
California will soon decide whether to combine its electric grid management with western states dependent on coal mining and coal based electricity. This massive change has been proposed in the form of Assembly Bill 813 and before that in Assembly Bill 726. If passed, either of those bills would provide an avenue for coal-fired electricity to gain access to the California market. This would make the transition to renewable energy even harder.
Unifying California’s grid operations with other western states would be a huge risk. Thankfully better options are available. [Read more…]