Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law requires the CPUC and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to undertake specified actions to advance the state’s clean energy and pollution reduction objectives, including, where feasible, cost effective, and consistent with other state policy objectives, increasing the use of large- and small-scale energy storage with a variety of technologies, including green electrolytic hydrogen, as defined. Existing law requires the CPUC, State Air Resources Board (ARB), and CEC to consider green electrolytic hydrogen an eligible form of energy storage, and to consider other potential uses of green electrolytic hydrogen.
This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to enact subsequent legislation relating to the furtherance of alternative energy related to hydrogen.
Committee Location: Assembly Transportation, amended March 16, set for an April 17 hearing
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