For Immediate Release: February 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission (CEC) will convene the first meeting of the newly-formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California (Lithium Valley Commission) on Thursday.

The 14-member group established by Assembly Bill 1657 (Garcia) of 2020 is charged with researching opportunities and benefits associated with lithium extraction and use in the state. The Lithium Valley Commission is required to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by October 1, 2022.

Commission members represent specified industries, organizations and communities. Their appointments come from the CEC, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Natural Resources Agency, the Senate Committee on Rules, the Speaker of the Assembly, and Governor Gavin Newsom.

The inaugural meeting of the Lithium Valley Commission.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, 1 p.m.


Meeting ID: 966 1425 6227

Meeting Password: LITHIUM

More information, including the agenda, can be found on the meeting webpage. 


About the California Energy Commission
The CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, and preparing for energy emergencies.