On January 27, 2020, the Commission issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) to respond to past and prospective events that together will require changes to certain policies, processes, and rules that govern the natural gas utilities in California. With respect to past events, several operational issues in Southern California prompt the Commission to reconsider the reliability and compliance standards for gas public utilities. Over the next 25 years, state and municipal laws concerning greenhouse gas emissions will result in the replacement of gas-fueled technologies and, in turn, reduce the demand for natural gas.

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Senate Bill (SB) 350 (de León, Chapter 547, 2015) requires the CPUC to focus energy procurement decisions on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030, including efforts to achieve at least 50 percent renewable energy procurement, doubling of energy efficiency, and promoting transportation electrification.

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