The Clean Coalition, a nonprofit clean energy policy organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., has launched the Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) California Campaign. The organization says this campaign will promote policies to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to install 12,000 MW of new renewable energy projects in California by 2020.
Specific policy goals include requiring standard, long-term contracts for utilities to purchase energy from new projects and making grid-interconnection costs and time frames reasonable and predictable.
The campaign's partners include the Clean Economy Network, the Los Angeles Business Council, the U.S. Green Building Council California Chapters, the Galvin Electricity Initiative, the Local Clean Energy Alliance, the American Biogas Council, Pacific Environment, Global Exchange and other organizations, as well as private companies.Â
‘CLEAN programs result in new clean energy projects on the ground right now,’ says Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and special adviser to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‘CLEAN projects are integrated into existing buildings and disturbed lands in our communities, without delays for new transmission lines or major environmental reviews.’