As California decarbonizes its energy system, there are critical technical and policy issues related to the state’s gas system that must be addressed. As part of the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2021 IEPR), the California Energy Commission (CEC) conducted a comprehensive assessment of key gas issues related to gas system decarbonization. The 2021 IEPR recommends the state develop a comprehensive, transparent interagency gas transition planning process to ensure a safe, reliable, and equitable transition away from fossil gas to achieve the state’s long-term climate goals. In its role in gathering and analyzing critical energy system data to support energy policy development, the CEC is launching an informational proceeding to engage state agencies and stakeholders in planning for the transition away from fossil gas and addressing the challenges the state faces in decarbonizing the gas system.
Order Instituting Informational Proceeding for Gas Decarbonization