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For Immediate Release: October 9, 2003
Contact: Claudia Chandler - 916-654-4989

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y

Bakersfield Hosts Oct. 10 Meeting on State's Energy Policy

The California Energy Commission is holding hearings on its 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report, which provides an overview of major energy trends and issues within California's transportation, electricity, and natural gas industries. The report examines energy supply, demand, price, reliability, and efficiency and their impacts on public health and safety, the economy, resources, and the environment.

The last of five statewide hearings to take comments on the report takes place tomorrow in Bakersfield to obtain feedback from government officials, energy industry and environmental representatives and public policy decision makers.


When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2003
9:30 a.m

1115 Truxtun Avenue
Board of Supervisors Room
Bakersfield, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Free Parking

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet at:
Why: Legislation requires the California Energy Commission to adopt the report every two years. The initial report is due to the Governor and the Legislature in November 2003. The Commission held hearings on October 1, 2, 3, and 6 at different cities throughout the State on the draft report. Tomorrow's hearing in Bakersfield will be the final one before comments and discussions from these regional hearings are included in the revised report that the Energy Commission will consider adopting at its October 29, 2003, Business Meeting.


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