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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2005
Contact: Claudia Chandler - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY
Workshop to Focus on Energy Growth Issues
in the California-Mexico Border Region

What: The California Energy Commission will hold a workshop to discuss growth trends, environmental and economic impacts and opportunities and challenges of energy use and development in the California-Mexico border region.
When: 9 30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Where: San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, Board Room, Seventh Floor
San Diego, California
Who: The Energy Commission's Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee tasked with producing a report that recommends energy policy to the Governor and the Legislature every two years, will hold the workshops.

Why:

The California and Baja California, Mexico border region is expanding economically with a corresponding population increase, influencing energy supply and demand, energy development, and environmental quality on both sides of the border. Because of the energy and economic links between California and Baja California, the border region could be the location for new power plants, transmission lines, liquefied natural gas facilities, and natural gas pipelines. The border region also provides opportunities for renewable energy development, combined heat and power, and energy efficiency installations. Options to shift transportation modes and fuels may offer opportunities to decrease air pollution and traffic congestion. Specific staff white papers will be discussed at the workshop.

Attention Editors: Simultaneous English and Spanish translation will be provided at the workshop.

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