The Bay Area Council supports changes in California’s energy policy to support a reliable supply of energy for the region provided in a market-driven structure that lowers costs.
The Bay Area Council supports changes in California’s energy policy to create a reliable supply of energy for the region with a market-driven structure that lowers costs. Employers and consumers alike must have a reliable, affordable, clean, high-quality power supply to sustain a prosperous economy and high quality of life. The portfolio of energy options must contribute to a carbon neutral economy whereby energy sources, conservation, and energy efficiency measures continually reduce net carbon contributions to help meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets established in AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
• The Bay Area Council was the only business organization to negotiate AB 32, then the first to endorse it, working to ensure its successful passage.
• Established Task Force to develop a financial framework to accelerate the use of renewable energy and clean technologies.
• Established regional public – private investment to create electric vehicle corridor for rapid battery transfer from San Francisco to San Jose.
• Increase the share of cleantech jobs in the Bay Area compared to other regions in the U.S. and globally.
• Create financing schema for renewable energy and increase market share in Bay Area and California.
• By 2012, have the highest Electric Vehicle driven workforce in the nation per capita.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee prioritizes and focuses on energy, transportation, smart growth, and corporate sustainability to maximize reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the global competitiveness of the Bay Area. The Committee advances and influences a coherent set of regional policies to ensure a livable, sustainable, and prosperous future for Bay Area residents and employers in a low-carbon economy.
The purpose of the task force is to investigate and gather the best intelligence to enhance available opportunities for developing sustainable financial options for renewable energy.
Public Policy Manager
Test Driving a Think City Electric Vehicle at the Bay Area Council's Energy and Climate Change Committee Meeting
November 17, 2010
September 7, 2010
July 13, 2010