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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1L
Preparation of the )        
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report )      NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
(2007 IEPR) )      WORKSHOP
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Notice of Committee Workshop on Land Use and
Energy in California


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The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will conduct a workshop to receive input about the interaction of the state's energy systems with land uses and land-use planning, and the extent to which land use can help meet the state's energy and climate change goals.

Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member of the IEPR Committee, and Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in the workshop.

The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
9 a.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this hearing will be broadcast over the Internet. For details on listening in, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

Parties unable to attend this Committee workshop will be able to comment by conference call. Parties connected by conference call are asked to keep their telecommunications speakers on mute until called upon for a question or comment. (Without muting, all sounds are amplified and broadcasted into the Hearing Room)

The conference call information is:
USA Toll Free Number: 800 857-6618 after 9:00 a.m.
Pass code: IEPR Leader: LORRAINE WHITE

Purpose

This workshop will follow-up on the 2006 IEPR Update, which investigated the linkage between land use planning and development processes and energy generation, use, and policy and solicit comments on the 2007 Staff Draft Report on the Role of Land Use in Meeting California's Energy and Climate Change Goals. Workshop topics will include: the role and impact of land use in energy consumption and climate change; alternative scenarios and complementary initiatives at the federal, state and local levels; the role of infrastructure financing in shaping land use; the role of utilities in land use planning; and current research gaps and tools needed to improve land use planning. Experts in these areas will present information, participate in panel discussions, and provide responses to the questions that are presented in Attachment A.

The Role of Land Use In Meeting California's Energy and Climate Change Goals - Draft Staff Paper. Publication # CEC-600-2007-008-SD. (PDF, 89 pgs, 670 kb).

Background

As required by Senate Bill 1389 (Statutes of 2002, Ch. 568), the California Energy Commission conducts "assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices." The Energy Commission uses these assessments and forecasts to develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety. (Pub. Res. Code § 25301(a)). The Energy Commission adopts the IEPR every odd-numbered year and in even-numbered years adopts an energy policy review to update analysis from the previous IEPR or to raise energy issues that have emerged since the previous proceeding. (Pub. Res. Code § 25302(d)).

The 2006 IEPR Update (2006 Update) contained an overview of the most recent research, best practices, and on-the-ground examples of how land use and energy concerns are related. The 2006 Update contained a number of recommendations for the Commission and stakeholders to undertake, both for the 2007 IEPR and into the future. These recommendations called for greater attention to be paid to land use impacts on energy usage and generation, and climate change, through increased research and tool development, utility action, local government planning, and state government infrastructure prioritization. A number of complementary initiatives and working groups, such as the Blueprint Learning Network and the Institute for Local Government, are investigating similar issues and it is staff's opinion that work on land use/energy issues should be coordinated to avoid duplication of efforts and expand the effectiveness of resulting recommendations in the 2007 IEPR. The workshop will serve as an opportunity for collaboration.

Workshop Participation and Comments

The IEPR Committee requests participation of interested parties in this workshop and proceeding and encourages interested parties to present their views either orally at the workshop or through written comments. The IEPR Committee will take general comment from the public immediately following the workshop presentations.

Parties are encouraged to provide comments on the staff draft report and responses to the questions in Attachment A, at the workshop and in writing. Written comments are requested by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2007. Please include the docket number No. 06-IEP-1L and indicate June 26, 2007, Committee Workshop in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us].

In addition to the electronic filing, one paper copy must also be mailed or hand-delivered to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-IEP-1L
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Participants may also provide one original and 12 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The service list for the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/. When new information is posted, an e-mail will be sent to those on the energy policy e-mail list server. Those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/index.html.

Questions regarding the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding should be directed to Lorraine White, IEPR program manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by email at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions regarding the subject matter of this workshop, please contact Panama Bartholomy by phone at (916) 654-4896, or by e-mail at pbarthol@energy.state.ca.us. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date: June 12, 2007

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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Commissioner and Presiding Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee
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JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Associate Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

Date Posted: June 13, 2007

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