California's clean energy roadmap
The University of California Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment is directing policymakers on a straightforward path to meeting renewable energy goals by 2020. UC Berkeley's California's Transition to Local Renewable Energy: 12,000 Megawatts by 2020 is comprehensive and includes Clean Coalition recommendations as part of its roadmap.
The report cites the need to:
• Clarify and prioritize the policy objectives needed to meet the renewable energy goal of 12,000 MW by 2020, including the development of statewide programs and policies that affect local renewable development.
• Improve and expand utility procurement programs for local renewable projects because the status quo of current programs will not lead California to success by 2020.
• Drive a paradigm shift toward statewide policy and process integration, so distributed renewable resources and intelligent grid technologies can work together to support timely, cost-effective growth of clean local energy.
• Fundamentally reform distribution grid interconnection processes, with a focus on increasing transparency to reduce unreasonable timelines and costs, resolve jurisdictional ambiguities and improve cost allocation policies.
- see the report