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House in Flames Following Explosion in Murrieta – NBC Palm Springs – News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

A utility worker was killed and 15 other people were injured Monday in a natural gas line explosion and fire that reduced a Murrieta home to charred rubble. Murrieta Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief David Lantzer said crews initially responded to the home in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail near Spicewood Avenue at…

Manhattan’s Broadway Blackout Could Be A Harbinger Of Things To Come.

As power outages go, the Broadway Blackout of 2019 was pretty modest. About 73,000 customers lost power in parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and Upper West Side neighborhoods for several hours just as evening fell on the city’s central entertainment district. Some people were briefly trapped in trains and elevators, but the lights were back on…

Campus Wins Four Awards at Annual Sustainability Conference

By Kenneth Mashinchi, UC Merced UC Merced continues to earn recognition and awards for its sustainability efforts. Last week, the university won four awards at the 16th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards. The awards were presented at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) at UC Santa Barbara. The conference…

Colorado puts regulatory microscope on utility distribution system planning

Once as simple as wires and poles, today’s distribution systems can reflect a wide range of changing realities. Distribution system planning is a wonkish phrase that disguises what analysts say has become the cutting edge of the energy transformation.  “It’s the edge where the utilities’ operations directly encounter changing realities: changing technologies, changing economics, changing…