California Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

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Portfolio standard: California Public Utilities Code (Cal Pub Util Code) 399.11 to 399.20 and Senate Bill X1-2 (SBX1-2)

Energy efficiency:

Energy efficiency assessments and co-benefits: 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 95600 to 95612

Energy storage: Assembly Bill (AB) 2514

Well stimulation: 14 CCR 1761, 14 CCR 1780 to 1783, 14 CCR 1783.1 to 1783.3, and 14 CCR 1788

Notice of well stimulation treatment: 14 CCR 1783 and 14 CCR 1783.1 to 1783.3

Public disclosures: 14 CCR 1788 and California Public Resources Code (PRC) 3160(j)

Reporting: PRC 3227

Regulatory Agencies

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

California Energy Commission (CEC)

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) California Air Resources Board (CARB)

California Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation, but California is taking actions to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. California has issued Executive Orders and developed statutes and regulations to establish a renewable energy portfolio standard. In addition, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is setting energy storage targets and implementing strategies to improve energy efficiency, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is requiring certain facilities to conduct energy-efficiency analyses.

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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