Informal Public Comments for the Renewable Electricity Standard

This page last reviewed April 24, 2013

This page provides the public and stakeholders opportunities to comment on the ARB's Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Rulemaking pursuant to the California Assembly Bill AB 32 and the Governor's Executive Order S-21-09.

The informal comment period has ended.

Formal comments can be made (starting June X) during the 45-day comment period through the RES Rulemaking page

  1. Preliminary Draft Regulation:

    • These comments are in responce to any topic in from the March 18th and May 20th workshops.
    • Comments on the Preliminary Draft Regulation are available for viewing on the Preliminary Draft Regulation Comment Log.
  2. Concept Outline:

    • Provides staff's first draft outline of the requirements and implementation approach for the proposed RES, including legal authority and the rulemaking schedule and procedures.
    • Comments on the Concept Outline are available for viewing on the Concept Outline Comment Log.
  3. Technical Analysis:

    • The analysis will examine plausable compliance scenarios and evaluate the technical feasibility of achieving a 33% renewable energy standard by 2020. The analysis will focus on key resource and development constraints that will need to be addressed.
    • Comments on the Technical Analysis are available for viewing on the Technical Analysis Comment Log.
  4. Economic:

    • Evaluation of the economic impacts of the RES on California businesses including jobs, business expansion, elimination, or creation, businesses ability to compete with those of other states, etc.
    • Comments on the Technical Analysis are available for viewing on the Economic Analysis Comment Log.
  5. Environmental:

    • Evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of the RES including quantification of the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and concurrent criteria pollutants. The RES will also be developed in accordance with ARB's Environmental Justice guidelines.
    • Comments on the Technical Analysis are available for viewing on the Environmental Analysis Comment Log.

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