Attended this webinar meeting of the IRP Modeling Advisory Group. Energy Division staff convened the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Modeling Advisory Group (MAG) to ensure the modeling work undertaken by Energy Division and by individual LSEs as part of the 2017 IRP process is performed in a manner that is as transparent and objective as […]
This week we submitted comments after this workshop: IEPR Staff Workshop on Environmental Information for Energy Planning http://www.energy.ca.gov/2017_energypolicy/documents/#08022017
The purpose of this workshop was for CPUC Energy Division staff to present preliminary model results for the Integrated Resource Plan, a comprehensive new planning effort for the electricity system of California. The IRP workshops have been ongoing for more than a year now, as the agency works to bring all stakeholders along, in the […]
This week’s analysis for Defenders focuses on the General Plan update currently underway for San Bernardino County. We found that the new proposed renewable energy development criteria seem to generally push development toward low-conservation-value lands, in the county. Defenders generally supports the updates, but continues to advocate for better protection of Mohave ground squirrel, which […]
This week I worked with a coalition of NGOs to develop Defenders comments submitted on the CPUC Integrated Resource Plan Resolve model inputs and assumptions.
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 […]
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 […]