The Clean Coalition, a nonprofit clean energy policy organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., has launched the CLEAN California Campaign.
The campaign promotes policies to meet the goal of Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., to install 12,000 MW of new renewable energy projects in California communities by 2020. The campaign's initiatives will maximize clean energy job creation, attract billions of private investment dollars, boost state and local government budgets, and reduce electric bills, according to the Clean Coalition.
CLEAN California Campaign partners include the Clean Economy Network, Los Angeles Business Council, U.S. Green Building Council California Chapters, Galvin Electricity Initiative, Local Clean Energy Alliance, American Biogas Council, Pacific Environment and Global Exchange.
‘We need broad support to help California maintain its national leadership on climate policy action by driving the transition to a clean energy economy,’ says former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman. ‘The CLEAN California Campaign will play a critical role in enacting policies that will create jobs, attract businesses and private investment dollars to our state, and set the foundation for our economic growth.’
The Clean Coalition is leading the campaign's legislative and regulatory initiatives to require standard, long-term clean contracts for utilities to purchase energy from new projects and to make grid-interconnection costs and time frames reasonable and predictable.