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California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.

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