Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

Warren-Alquist Act at 40: Four Decades of Cutting-Edge Energy Policymaking in California

October 19, 2014

Senior counsel Dana Palmer moderated a panel on the topic, "Warren-Alquist Act at 40: Four Decades of Cutting-Edge Energy Policymaking in California," at this event hosted by The State Bar of California. The discussion focused on the Act's creation of the California Energy Commission, and its pioneering work on one-stop permitting processes; energy conservation standards for buildings and appliances; and energy demand forecasting. The panel also addressed current issues and concerns regarding traditional and renewable power plant proposals under consideration by the CEC, the controversial Electric Program Investment Charge, and the other programs affecting the mix and ratepayer rights in California, including programs involving energy storage and alternative fuels and vehicles. For more information, please visit environmental.calbar.ca.gov.

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