Calif.'s DRECP: An Ambitious Effort Moving Forward

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT) -- California’s promotion of renewable energy projects has taken on many forms. Perhaps the most well-known is the most aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard in the country, which mandates California utilities to procure 33 percent of all energy from renewable sources by 2020.[1]

A lesser known centerpiece of California’s renewable project strategy is the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), which is structured to coordinate and expedite the federal and state permitting process in the resource-rich Mojave and Colorado desert regions of California while establishing an integrated conservation...
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