California Clean Energy

California has a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. At the end of 2016, California’s three large electric utilities collectively provided their customers with over 27% of their electricity from renewable sources like the wind and sun. As a result, wind and solar prices have now declined to the point where they have become California’s cheapest and cleanest electricity option. California is also a leader in energy efficiency and demand response. In 2016, California’s energy efficiency programs saved Californians over 1,000 GWhs, resulting in billions of dollars of savings. California’s clean energy economy has also been an engine of jobs creation, with over 500,000 Californians working to install solar panels, make electric vehicles and upgrade buildings with more energy efficient equipment.

Renewables in California

Renewable Energy is one of the most important sources of energy and economic development in California.

  • In 2016, California's Utilities provided their customers with over 27% of their energy from renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
  • The Solar and Wind Industries provide hundreds of thousands of Californians with work.
  • Over the next decade, tens of thousands more solar and wind energy sources will be installed in order to meet our goal of 50% renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency in California

Energy efficiency is one of California's most important energy resources. It has saved Californians billions of dollars over the last 30 years.

  • Since 2013, California Utilities have saved over 5,900 Gigawatt-hours, the equivalent of 900,00 households energy usage over one year.
  • In 2016, energy efficiency reduced GHG emissions by over 900,00 tons.
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Advanced Energy Technology

California is a world leader in the use of advanced energy technologies like battery storage and demand response.

  • In the spring of 2017, California utilities SCE and SDG&E installed two of the world's largest battery storages.
  • Our goal is to install over 1,400 MWs of energy storage by 2020.
  • We use thousands of MW's of demand response today and a recent study shows the potential for demand response to provide over 10%(6,000 MWs) of grid needs.
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Electric Vehicles

California leads the nation in the transition to zero emission transportation through polices that support electric vehicles.

  • There are over 200,000 EVs in California which are supported by over $429 million in state incentives.
  • California is the home to the largest dedicated EV manufacturer in America.
  • California's goal is to put over 1.5 million zeroemission vehicles on the orad by 2025.
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