California Energy Commission

CEC's Hochschild: Technology & Cost Trends Are On The Side Of EVs

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David Hochschild

California Energy Commissioner David Hochschild affirms that “the future is approaching faster than ever” for electric cars, a decarbonized renewable energy grid, and the transition to an integrated, zero-emission transportation network.

CEC Chair Weisenmiller on the Transformation of California’s Clean Energy Market

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Robert Weisenmiller

Pacific Gas & Electric’s recently announcement it would shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant highlighted California’s rapidly shifting approach to the electric power grid. To California Energy Commission Chair Robert Weisenmiller, the decision was significant, but was just one of a multitude of tidal forces moving California towards a diverse, dynamic, and resilient renewable energy portfolio. In an exclusive interview with VX News, Weisenmiller explains the growth and importance of the regional Energy Imbalance Market, as well as the Energy Commission’s efforts to invest research dollars to advance community-scale microgrids and renewables.