Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the California Energy Commission: Siting and Environmental Division Records
F3912  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (56.96 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Background
The California Energy Commission was created in 1974 pursuant to the Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act (Stats. 1974, ch. 276). Prior to the development of the Commission, utilities wanting to construct an energy facility faced a fragmented and lengthy siting process that necessitated authorization of local, state, and federal agencies. Beginning in the mid 1960s the Resources Agency assumed the duties of determining acceptability of proposed sites and coordinating the activities of state agencies connected to the siting process. The changing environmental laws at the state and federal levels and the need for a formalized siting process prompted the Legislature to introduce several siting bills beginning in the 1970 session. In response to the oil shortage of 1973, the Governor signed A.B. 1575 (1974) into law, which consolidated the operations of energy forecasting, conservation, development, and siting within a single agency.
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.