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. […]