Clean Energy Policy Issues in California

In 2018, California increased its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring 60% of all utility retail sales to come from renewable resources by 2030. California recently established the goal to obtain 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045. Utilizing wind and solar energy will be paramount to reaching these goals.

Electric Program Investment Charge

The California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program invests in scientific and technological research to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector to meet the state’s energy and climate goals.

Energy Innovation Ecosystem

The California Energy Innovation Ecosystem is a statewide initiative of the California Energy Commission that connects clean energy entrepreneurs with the funding, training, resources, and expertise needed to help turn technologies and concepts into products that benefit consumers, companies, and utilities.

Energy System Infrastructure Planning

Energy System Infrastructure Planning: California’s electricity system is transitioning to one that relies increasingly on clean Energy System Infrastructure Planning energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal. The state’s utilities are required to procure 33% of retail sales from renewable resources by 2020 and 60% by 2030. The state is committed to achieving 100% carbon-free energy by 2045.

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