AB 32 Implementation:
Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

Docket # 07-OIIP-1

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California
Energy
Commission

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California
Public Utilities
Commission


Energy Commission Committee that oversaw this proceeding:

Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Chairman
Presiding Member

Jeffrey Byron, Commissioner
Associate Member


The California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will conduct joint workshops on topics related to the 1990 electricity and natural gas sectors baseline development, current entity-specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels, and policy issues related to entity-specific allowance allocation.

For joint meetings of the two agencies, please see the column on the left.


Climate Action Team Energy Subgroup Submission for AB 32 Scoping Report

Electricity and Natural Gas Section Description, posted December 5, 2008. (PDF file, 10 pages, 60 kb)


Final Opinion & Recommendations

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Final Opinion and Recommendations on Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Strategies
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Joint Agency final opinion, publication # CEC-100-2008-007-F. Posted: October 16, 2008.
Adopted on October 16, 2008, by the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission.
(PDF file, 297 pages, 10.2 megabytes - Note size! Right click link to download., includes Attachments A and B)


Audio Recording - MP3 Audio File (1 hr 31 min) (20.9 megabytes)
Please right-click the link and download to your computer. Then open the file in your MP3 player.

Notice of October 16, 2008, Energy Commission meeting and agenda.

PRESENTATION:"Proposed Final Opinion on GHG Regulatory Strategies in the Energy Sectors - Key Findings and Recommendations", presentation by Pat Perez, Assistant Executive Director and Climate Change Program Liason, at Energy Commission special Business Meeting. Posted: October 16, 2008. (PDF file, 20 pages, 139 kb)



Proposed Final Opinion

On September 12, 2008, the California Energy Commission and the Public Utilities Commission released their proposed opinion on regulatory strategies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet Assembly Bill 32 goals. The Proposed Final Opinion on Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Strategies, prepared jointly by CPUC President Michael R. Peevey and California Energy Commission Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel and Commissioner Jeffrey Byron, provides recommendations and outlines a variety of options for the California Air Resources Board to consider in deciding how to design a program to achieve the greenhouse gas emission targets in the electricity and natural gas sectors.

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Proposed Final Opinion on Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Strategies
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Joint Agency proposed final opinion, publication # CEC-100-2008-007-D. Posted: September 12, 2008.
To be considered for adoption on October 16, 2008, by the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission.
(PDF file, 343 pages, 1.6 MB, includes Attachments A and B, and service list)


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Proposed Final Opinion on Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Strategies, publication # CEC-100-2008-004. Posted: September 12, 2008.
(PDF file, 17 pages, 856 kb)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) on Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Electricity and Natural Gas Sectors, publication # CEC-100-2008-006. Posted: September 12, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pages, 132 kb)

JOINT AGENCY NEWS RELEASE: Greenhouse Gas Strategies Opinion Released, September 12, 2008.

WEBEX RECORDING - September 12, 2008 Joint Agency Opinion - (streaming video and audio)
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PRESENTATION: "Proposed Final Opinion on GHG Regulatory Strategies in the Energy Sectors - Key Findings and Recommendations" by Michael Peevey, President California Public Utilities Commission, and Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Chairman California Energy Commission. Posted: September 12, 2008. (PDF file, 20 pages, 139 kb)




For more information, please contact:

Karen Griffin
California Energy Commission
Phone: 916-654-4833
E-mail: kgriffin@energy.state.ca.us

Julie A. Fitch
CPUC
Director, Policy and Planning Division
Phone: 415-355-5552
E-mail: jf2@cpuc.ca.gov