The California Public Utilities Commission announced last week energy efficiency goals for 2012 through 2020, estimating that the targets will save 4,500 megawatts of electricity generation, equivalent to the output of nine major power plants.
The targets set by the Commission will be updated in 2010, with the current interim goals going to the California Air Resources Board as part of implementation of California’s “Global Solutions Act” climate change legislation (AB 32).
PUC president Michael Peevey said in a prepared statement:
Click to continue reading »
“Energy efficiency is the state’s preferred way to meet our growing energy needs, as outlined in our Energy Action Plan. California has one of the most aggressive energy efficiency plans in the nation and today’s decision improves those efforts to reflect a coordinated and comprehensive approach toward energy efficiency in order to maximize saving in the coming years.”