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SB 350 Greenhouse Gas Planning Targets - Integrated Resource Planning Process

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Background

In October 2015, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (SB 350) was signed into law. This law established 2030 targets for energy efficiency and renewable electricity, among other actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reducing use of fossil energy. Specifically, the law increases California's renewable electricity procurement goal from 33 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030. The law requires California to double statewide energy efficiency savings in electricity and natural gas end uses by 2030. To help ensure these goals are met and the GHG reductions are realized, large utilities are required to develop and submit Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs). These IRPs will detail how each large utility will meet their customers resource needs, reduce GHGs, and ramp up the deployment of clean energy resources.

In addition, SB 350 directs CARB, in coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC), to establish GHG emissions reduction targets for the year 2030 for the electricity sector, each load-serving entity, and applicable local publicly-owned utilities.

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Links to CPUC and CEC IRP materials


SENATE BILL 350 INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANNING ELECTRICITY SECTOR GREENHOUSE GAS PLANNING TARGETS

Staff Report and Environmental Analysis (EA)

CARB staff has used the 2017 Scoping Plan Update to inform the development of the electricity sector GHG planning target range.  Planning for future GHG reductions through IRPs will facilitate the actions necessary to ensure GHG reductions occur in the electricity sector, while allowing for greater electrification in other sectors, in support of the State meeting its 2030 target.  IRPs will also help load-serving entities and publicly owned utilities identify a suite of actions that may be taken to achieve California’s mid- and long-term GHG reduction goals, while considering cost effectiveness, reliability, and impacts on disadvantaged communities.



Public Workshops

Date and Time Title Location Materials
April 30, 2018 Workshop to Discuss SB 350 Integrated Resource Plans Coastal Hearing Room
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street Sacramento, California
March 2, 2018 Workshop to Discuss SB 350 Integrated Resource Plans Byron Sher Auditorium
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street Sacramento, California
April 17, 2017CEC and ARB Workshop on Potential Methodologies to Establish GHG Targets for Publicly Owned Utility Integrated Resources Plans
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California
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February 23, 2017 CPUC and Energy Commission Workshop on 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for Integrated Resource Planning California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California
List Serve Notice

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For information, please contact: 
  Rachel Gold
(916) 327-1517
Rachel.Gold@arb.ca.gov

  Maureen Hand
(916) 323-8412
Maureen.Hand@arb.ca.gov

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