Guides and how-tos

Guides and how-tos

What are public utility commissions? A beginner’s guide

Utility regulators hold the keys to the transition from fossil fuels. Here’s how to engage with the clean-energy gatekeepers you’ve never heard of.

Julian Spector  . 

Members of the audience hold protest signs in a meeting room
Community members at an unusually lively meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission in January 2019 (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)