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    California Regulators Increased Their Clean Energy Ambition. Will They Deliver?

    Today, California took another important step in planning for the transition to clean energy, a step that’s been a long time coming.

    To reach the state’s goals of 100% clean electricity and economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been tasked with planning the clean electricity transition via its Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process. The CPUC has a significant amount of discretion over the process; for example, the CPUC can choose to what extent and by when electricity providers must reduce their emissions.

    Which brings me to the biggest news of the day: at long last, the CPUC has set an even more ambitious emissions reduction target.

    This is significant because the CPUC is finally being more responsive to the urgent need to reduce global warming emissions, charting a faster course to 100% clean…

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