Yesterday, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued a notice that, as part of the CEC’s February 8, 2012 Business Meeting, the Commission will consider adoption of the Lead Commissioner’s Final 2011 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR).
The CEC’s notice included the following information:
Senate Bill 1389 requires the CEC to adopt an integrated energy policy report every two years. The objective of the IEPR is to evaluate market trends and develop energy policies that will "conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety." The Final 2011 IEPR has been prepared in response to this direction and is available on the CEC’s website.
To prepare the report, the Energy Commission conducted 30 public workshops on a range of issues facing California's electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. On December 5, 2011, the Energy Commission released the Draft 2011 IEPR to solicit public comments. The Final 2011 IEPR considers all written comments on the draft report.
The Energy Commission will accept comments on the Final 2011 IEPR and requests parties to submit comments in writing by February 1, 2012, so that comments can be considered before the February 8, 2012, Business Meeting. Comments will also be accepted at the Business Meeting.