Energy Policy Snapshot

CARE_FastFacts_1CA has several different agencies that separately influence energy policy and environmental regulation implementation:

  • CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • CA Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • CA Energy Commission (CEC)
  • California Independent System Operator (CAISO)

In CA, there are 45 existing GHG emissions reduction measures. Those measures complement 20 existing electricity mandates. The different regulations being imposed by different agencies are not being coordinated.

 

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Sources: Navigant Consulting Report: Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Cost Drivers in California’s Energy Market (2013); American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; Energy Cost Impacts on American Families, 2001-2013: Energy Costs as Percentage of After-Tax Household Income American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (January 2013); Graph from Greenlining http://greenlining.org/issues-impact/energy/