Climate Change Solutions
The CPUC is actively helping the California Air Resources Board develop and administer the AB 32 Cap and Trade Program. In particular, the CPUC is focused on ensuring that efforts to redue GHG emissions from the electricity and natural gas sectors are effective, equitable, and conducive to economic growth in California.
The CPUC is involved in developing strategies for California's expected growth of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles, which will have a significant impact on the state's electric infrastructure.
Combined Heat and Power
The CPUC has programs to support the deployment of Combined Heat and Power recognizing the potentially substantial contributions CHP can make to the state's energy needs and greenhouse gas mitigation objectives.
Research and Development
The CPUC provides oversight and ongoing support for the development and deployment of new and emerging energy technologies throughout California through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program and Clean Energy Systems for the 21st Century (CES 21) Program.