News from: SoCalGas
Last week, Energy Futures Initiative, a research center founded by former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, released its anticipated report on the pathways for achieving deep decarbonization in California. The report’s findings are in line with SoCalGas’ vision for a broad, integrated and inclusive energy future.
Some of the key takeaways from the report are:
- Energy efficiency is likely to be the most cost-effective approach to decarbonization in the energy end-use sectors in California.
- Clean fuels like renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen and biofuels are critical clean energy pathways.
- Natural gas generation will continue to play the key role in providing California’s electric grid with operational flexibility and enabling the growth and integration of intermittent renewables.
- Seasonal storage technologies will be critical as California moves toward its deep decarbonization goals.
For the full report, click here*.
As part of that plan, we have committed to replacing 20% of our traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas captured from landfills, farms and wastewater treatment plants by 2030.
We are also working on multiple research projects, including with UC Irvine, which study how the state’s natural gas infrastructure can be used for long term energy storage.
So, despite what you might be hearing out there, electrification is not the only way for California to achieve its ambitious environmental goals.
We look forward to bringing you more updates on how SoCalGas is helping move California toward clean and increasingly renewable energy.
Director, Energy Policy and Strategy