Feb. 2, 2006: California Announces Major Solar Energy Initiative
"California has long been a leader on environmentally-sound approaches to the provision of energy. We adopted formalized policies on renewable power and energy efficiency in our Energy Action Plans," said Michael R. Peevey, PUC president. "The California Solar Initiative continues that tradition with an aggressive new program to promote solar development."
"The California Solar Initiative is the largest solar program in the country and I hope it will be a model for other states," said Commissioner Dian M. Grueneich. "The program will be a major source of dependable and environmentally friendly electricity, and is a major tool in the state's promise to address climate change and meet the governor's goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
The California Solar Initiative includes the following provisions:
"Our hope is that solar will become a major part of California's energy portfolio, to provide clean and inexpensive distributed generation to millions of California consumers," said Peevey. "Our plan is to offer a subsidy now to push the deployment of an important part of our sustainable energy future in the long-run. This solar program simply offers one of the many emerging alternatives to consumers concerned about a clean energy future."
For more information, visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.
Publication date: 01/30/2006