February 21, 2019

New Policy Paper: Achieving California's Climate Goals with a Binding Clean Energy Standard

By Sarah Rumpf

Rainey Center co-founder and President Sarah Hunt has authored a new policy paper advocating for California to adopt a binding, clearly defined expansion of their Clean Energy Standards under SB 100.

California has been a leader in efforts towards energy sector de-carbonization, and access to affordable, clean energy is essential for the state's future.

In the paper, Hunt discusses six critical policy elements needed to achieve this goal. These include adopting phased-in expansion benchmarks that will reach the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2038, passing new statutes to clearly define what qualifies as "clean energy" or "zero carbon," enacting cost control measures to protect California families from "rate shock," removing outdated and overlapping mandates, limiting the liability of power producers, and guaranteeing the integrity of California's clean energy grid by ensuring low carbon imported electrons.

Read the full paper here: Rainey Center Concept Paper: Achieving California's Climate Goals with a Binding Clean Energy Standard

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