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Renewable Energy

California is among the world’s leaders in the development and deployment of renewable energy. Businesses, residents, and public entities in the state have harnessed significant amounts of solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and other renewable sources, putting California on track to procure 33 percent or more of its energy from renewables by 2020 — the current statewide target. To meet its longer-term 2050 target (reducing greenhouse gas emissions eighty percent below 1990 levels), California will have to develop a vision and policies for renewable energy deployment beyond 2020.

Renewable Energy: reports

Heat Pumps

Report Date: 07.22

Hot, Cold & Clean: Policy Solutions to Promote Equitable and Affordable Adoption of Heat Pump Retrofits in Existing Buildings

Data Access for a Decarbonized Grid

Report Date: 02.21

Data Access for a Decarbonized Grid: Policy Solutions to Improve Energy Data Access and Drive the Clean and Resilient Grid of the Future

Resilient Grid Decarbonization

Report Date: 06.20

Clean and Resilient: Policy Solutions for California's Grid of the Future

Utility-Scale Solar Planning

Report Date: 11.18

A New Solar Landscape: Improving County-Level Landscape Planning for Utility-Scale Solar PV Facilities

Long-Term Renewable Energy Goals

Report Date: 11.13

Renewable Energy Beyond 2020: Next Steps for California

Utility-Scale on Appropriate Farmland

Report Date: 10.11

Harvesting Clean Energy: How California Can Deploy Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects on Appropriate Farmland

Local Distributed Renewable Generation

Report Date: 11.09

In Our Backyard: How to Increase Renewable Energy Production on Big Buildings and Other Local Spaces