SOURCE: California Energy Commission

November 23, 2005 11:00 ET

Integrated Energy Policy Report Released by California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 23, 2005 -- The 2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report (Energy Policy Report) that recommends actions to meet the state's energy needs has been approved by the California Energy Commission. The 182-page report was approved by commissioners at an Energy Commission Business Meeting on Nov. 21, 2005.

"California is the sixth largest economy in the world. The Energy Policy Report will help the state provide its growing population with affordable, reliable and environmentally sound supplies of electricity, natural gas and transportation fuels," said Energy Commission Chairman Joe Desmond.

The report provides a blueprint of more than two dozen energy recommendations for the governor, legislature, and other state agencies. The Energy Policy Report's suggestions include reducing demand through energy efficiency and alternative resources, improving California's energy infrastructure, and cutting statewide greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Policy Report also addresses transmission reliability, liquefied natural gas, adequate electricity and transportation fuel supplies, and the building and permitting of petroleum facilities. It reaffirms the "loading order" priorities set by Governor Schwarzenegger's Energy Action Plan in meeting the state's supply needs: energy efficiency, demand response and energy from renewables.

The 2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report is available on the Energy Commission's Web site at www.energy.ca.gov/2005_energypolicy.

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