California Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis
California Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
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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)
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.