Developing Sources of Renewable Energy

Advancing renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease California’s dependence on fossil fuel and foreign oil.

Climate Adaptation Strategy
The strategy summarizes the latest science on how climate change could impact the state, and provides recommendations about how to manage threats that range from sea level rise to catastrophic wildfires.

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
The plan focuses specifically on the Mojave and Colorado Desert regions and identifies specific geographic areas designated for renewable energy project development while ensuring conservation strategies for declining species management.

California Solar Initiative and Million Solar Roofs
California has set a goal to create 3,000 megawatts of new, solar-produced electricity by 2017 – moving the state toward a cleaner energy future and helping lower the cost of solar systems for consumers.

Alternative and Renewable Fuels Vehicle Technology Program
AB 118 authorizes the California Energy Commission to provide funds to develop new fuels and technologies, ensure that they are accessible to the public, and encourage motorists and fleet operators to purchase new advanced vehicles.