2020 Advocacy Activities

In 2020, the CHBC has submitted a number of letters and comments:

  • On March 9, the CHBC submitted comments to the CEC regarding the SB 100 Joint Agency Report.The CHBC agreed with the direction of commenters thus far to ensure implementation of SB 100 is not prescriptive, maximizes optionality, and is technology inclusive. Download the comments here >>
  • On March 9, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding the proposed decision to establish building decarbonization pilot programs. Read the full comments here >>
  • On March 6, the CHBC submitted comments to the CARB regarding its Webinar on California’s Carbon Neutrality Goals: Approaches for the Industrial Sector Meeting. The CHBC expressed its support continued focus on industrial sector emissions in its efforts to pursue statewide carbon neutrality by 2045. Read the full comments here >>
  • On February 26, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding the “OIR to Establish Policies, Processes, and Rules to Ensure Safe and Reliable Gas Systems in California and Perform Long-Term Gas System Planning.” The comments outlined the role of renewable gas to address short lived climate pollutants, the need for a rigorous, peer-reviewed analysis to optimize the use of hydrogen, and consideration of electric/gas grid interconnection. Read the full comments here >>
  • On February 19, the CHBC sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the proposed 2020-2021 budget. The CHBC expressed appreciation for the Governor’s continued support climate, energy and air quality issues, as well as support for the Climate Catalyst Fund. Read the letter here >>
  • On February 6, the CHBC submitted reply comments to the CPUC regarding the R.19-09-009 proceeding on the Track 1 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal. Read the full comments here >>
  • On January 31, the CHBC submitted comments to the CEC regarding the draft scoping order for the 2020 IEPR. Download the full comments here >>
  • On January 30, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding the staff proposal titled, “Short-Term Actions to Accelerate the Deployment of Microgrids and Related Resiliency Solutions.” The CHBC comments addressed prioritizing interconnection applications to deliver resiliency services at key sites and locations. Read the full comments here >>
  • On January 27, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC on the R.13-02-008 Phase 4, which is addressing a variety of issues related to hydrogen. The CHBC continues to strongly support establishing hydrogen injection standards and protocols, a technical study to determine safe blending limits, and a preliminary injection standard within 12 months, which will help enable California to achieve its GHG reduction targets. However, the CHBC disagreed with the sentiment that “consideration of injecting hydrogen into the natural gas pipeline is a distraction to increasing the injection of renewable methane (biomethane).” Read the comments here >>
  • On January 21, the CHBC submitted comments to the California Energy Commission on the proposed draft of the 2020 Load Management Rulemaking Scoping Memo (Scoping Memo). The CHBC expressed its general support to deploy an array of load management technologies to enable achievement of the state’s renewable and carbon neutral energy goals. Download the comments here >>
  • On January 10, the CHBC submitted comments to the CPUC regarding the R.13-02-008 proceeding, which will consider issues related to hydrogen. The CHBC’s opening comments covered an array of points for the CPUC to consider as it works to establish injection standards and protocols for California. Overall, the CHBC strongly supports the opening of Phase 4 of the proceeding due to its potential to expand renewable hydrogen production and distribution in the state. Read the CHBC comments here >>