Key Challenges for California's Energy Future
In 2022, CCST staff consulted with policymakers and more than 30 experts across California’s preeminent academic and research institutions to identify energy issues that needed additional attention given policy conversations and their importance to California’s clean energy future. This process identified eight high-level key challenges, which are explored across the eight sections of this document.
The sections highlight major challenges and opportunities, environmental justice and equity considerations, and resources for more information. In the future, other topics could be added to this list of eight as needs and relevance arise. Neither the set of topics chosen for sections nor the sections themselves are comprehensive, but are aimed at succinctly summarizing the status, challenges, and potential solutions.
Rhianna Hohbein, PhD
Miriam Aczel, PhD
Jane Long, PhD
Steering Committee Chair
Independent Consultant & CCST Distinguished Expert
Michael Mastrandrea, PhD
Louise Bedsworth, PhD
Colin Murphy, PhD
Arun Raju, PhD