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California Launches Contingency Programs for Energy Supply

As California works toward a 100 percent clean electricity system, Gov. Gavin Newsom is launching contingency programs that will reduce demand and increase supply, and expedite clean energy projects. This action better positions the state to meet potential extreme heat, drought and fire impacts in the future.

The proclamation suspends certain permitting requirements to allow greater energy production and creates incentives so large energy users can move to back-up power generation, freeing up energy capacity on the grid during critical times. The proclamation also provides for mitigation to offset impacts from any additional emissions.

The proclamation includes actions to accelerate the state’s transition to clean electricity by streamlining permitting and other processes to bring new resources online as fast as possible, particularly battery storage projects. This rapid procurement and deployment of clean energy production will help end the vicious cycle in which generating energy contributes to the very climate impact emergencies that threaten energy supply, says Newsom.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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