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Notice of Staff Meeting
Climate Change and Energy in California

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a meeting to present research findings in the area of climate change and energy.

2:30 to 5 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

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The Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program has been sponsoring scientific research on the effects of climate change on energy consumption and production in California for several years. The purpose of this meeting is to describe new research activities and present preliminary results of PIER-funded studies conducted by researchers from U.C. Davis, U.C. Berkeley, U.C San Diego, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on this topic. Gary Freeman from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will also discuss the likely impacts of climate change for both hydro operations and generation production for the PG&E units. The topics will range from describing future climate change scenarios in California, to the potential effects of these scenarios to energy demand and hydropower supply.


A primary focus for PIER is to determine future challenges to supplying California's growing energy demands. PIER is funding projects consistent with this need through collaborations with universities, national labs, and other federal and state agencies.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this meeting, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to attend this meeting, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Susanne Garfield, Acting Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. For technical questions on the subject matter, please call Guido Franco, technical lead for Climate Change Research at (916) 654 4542 or via e-mail at [gfranco@energy.state.ca.us].

Date Posted: March 28, 2008

Mail Lists: climatechange, research

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