Governor Brown's Research Priorities in the areas of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

October 26, 2012 - 12:00pm
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The Brown Administration has been pursuing numerous clean energy policies.  These include developing 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy, including 12,000 megawatts of distributed renewable generation by 2020, aggressive building and appliance efficiency standards, including aggressive targets for zero net energy homes and businesses, new financing tools to incentivize widespread energy retrofits of existing buildings, development of energy storage to meet peak load demand and  to provide flexible power to help integrate renewables, electrification  of the transportation system, including a goal of 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025 and widespread electrification of public transportation and freight transport, development of an additional 6,500 megwatts of combined heat and power by 2030, implementation of AB 32, which establishes economy-wide, enforceable emission reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, including a cap and trade program that puts a price on carbon, and sustainable land use policies such as compact and efficient land use development. This panel will discuss the Administration’s clean energy policies and some of the key research programs and priorities of the Administration and the three energy agencies that implement these policies.

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