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July 13, 2024

California Energy Commission (CEC)

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CPUC Refines EPIC Program Strategic Objectives for Decarbonization
The agency is working to focus the strategic objectives of its utility-funded Electric Program Investment Charge program to better support the state’s ambitious goals to decarbonize its economy.
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Calif. Agency OKs Plan to Meet Ambitious Offshore Wind Goals
The California Energy Commission approved a strategic plan that details how the state can reach its goals of 5 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045.
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2 New California Bills Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee advanced two new bills that could accelerate the state’s decarbonization goals by helping residents and multimeter customers transition to renewable energy.  
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CEC Delays Vote on California OSW Plan
The California Energy Commission yielded to public requests for more time to review a 400-page offshore wind document, which was released less than 24 hours before the scheduled vote.
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Calif. Agencies Outline ‘High Road’ to Developing EV Workforce
California officials described how their agencies plan to address the shortage of skilled workers needed to support the state’s transition to zero-emission vehicles.
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Calif. Clean Transportation Program Needs Equity Emphasis
California must find ways to allocate more of its funding for ZEV infrastructure to disadvantaged communities, according to an advisory committee for the Energy Commission's Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan.
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Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

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WCPSC Panelists: Forecasting Changes Needed to Address Uncertainty
“Uncertainty” was a recurring theme at the annual meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners.
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Developers Urge New Target for Pacific Offshore Wind
Developers of floating offshore wind are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission to increase procurement targets to 10 GW by 2035.
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Environmental Groups Urge CEC to Fund EV Truck Chargers
Environmental groups are urging the California Energy Commission to use the state’s remaining $233 million in NEVI funds to build chargers for the surge of electric trucks expected in the next decade.

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