council briefs legislative staff on energy, communications report
Today (May 8), at the Council’s Sacramento office, researchers from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute briefed Bay Area Caucus legislative staff on the findings and recommendations from our recent report 21st Century Infrastructure: Keeping California Connected, Powered and Competitive. The report examines the importance of modern energy and communications networks in driving California’s economic growth and lays out a vision for promoting increased investment. The report finds that many of the rules and regulations California has in place today to manage our communications and energy networks were developed decades ago before the mind-boggling proliferation of digital and mobile technologies and before we moved aggressively to find cleaner ways to power our state. A separate briefing was scheduled for later in the day for California Energy Commission staff, energy and communication lobbyists, and industry experts. To engage in our 21st Century Infrastructure work, contact Senior Vice President Michael Cunningham.