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California Energy Legislation Year in Review 2014

January 2015

In his January 2015 inaugural address, California Governor Brown called for an ambitious expansion of the State’s renewable energy goals to 50% by 2030, a policy direction that may drive the State’s energy legislative agenda for the next term. The legislative year in 2014, on the other hand, lacked a major unifying theme with regard to energy, and instead addressed a myriad of approaches to the changing energy economy while simultaneously attempting to maintain the pace of solar growth, ensure electric grid reliability, impact mitigation for oil and gas development, and rate protection for disadvantaged communities and others, as well as continuing its focus on safe utility services.

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