The CPUC, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), and California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) have joined forces to create California’s Clean Energy Future, which outlines how California’s energy agencies will achieve the ambitious environmental and energy policy goals established by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The document, released Sept. 21, 2010, provides the following targets by 2020:
- Reductions of electricity (13,200 to 18,000 gigawatt-hours) and natural gas use (800 million therms) by 2020.
- 5,000 megawatts of installed renewable distributed generation statewide at the right locations on the power grid to support reliability and provide economic value.
- The development of at least one large-scale carbon capture and storage generating facility in California.
- 1,000 MW of additional storage capacity to be brought onto the system.
- Developing enough charging stations at home, work, and in public areas to accommodate one million electric and hybrid vehicles.
California's Clean Energy Future