PG&E Corp., the owner of California’s largest utility, activated its second energy-storage project, using batteries from Japanese manufacturer NGK Insulators Ltd. to balance power on the electric grid.
President Barack Obama is being pressed by opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline to tie any approval to measures that would curb climate change, reflecting mounting pressure on the administration to mitigate the project’s impact if it goes forward.
NextEra Energy Resources LLC, the largest U.S. producer of wind power, agreed to replace thousands of outdated turbines in California, ending a five-year legal battle with environmental groups that claimed the spinning blades are killing endangered birds.
PG&E Corp., California’s largest utility, canceled plans to buy power from two of BrightSource Energy Inc.’s planned 250-megawatt solar-thermal plants, the same day that BrightSource asked regulators to suspended permitting for the $2.7 billion project.
Tesla Motors Inc., the maker of electric cars led by Elon Musk, received a $10 million grant from California to buy assembly equipment and add 500 workers to build a rechargeable sport-utility vehicle in the state.