RCA and RCIS Guidelines Overview

Attended this as audience member, to gain insight into the latest guidelines for this new conservation framework, that recently became available to local governments as a tool in their toolbox. Informational meeting on the new Regional Conservation Investment Strategies Program, on June 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. We will present the California Department […]

R.16-02-007: 2nd Webinar on the IRP Staff Proposal

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/irp_proposal/ On behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, I attended this workshop and submitted public comments and reply comments, coordinated with the other environmental NGOs (Sierra Club/Earthjustice, NRDC, EDF, UCS). Second informational webinar on the Proposal for Implementing Integrated Resource Planning at the CPUC (i.e., “IRP Staff Proposal”) on June 7, 2017, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm […]

IEPR Strategic Transmission Investment Plan/Landscape Planning Workshop

  This workshop in Sacramento was very good.  My organization, Defenders of Wildlife, attended as a presenter on the morning panel.  The State of California has been implementing leading edge practices in making environmental information publicly available for energy planning – for both renewable energy and supporting transmission infrastructure. http://www.energy.ca.gov/2017_energypolicy/documents/#05242017

Business of Local Energy Symposium

https://climateprotection.org/event/2017-business-local-energy-symposium/ I attended this symposium and saw many old professional contacts there.  The local energy movement is growing fast in California, and there are many exciting implications.  Highlights include local governments aiming to exceed the baseline environmental goals set at the state level, both in terms of renewable energy procurement, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. […]