Through the efforts of Pacific Environment represented by GGU Law's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic and the Sierra Club California represented by Earthjustice, and in partnership with Communities for a Better Environment, today the California Public Utilities Commission strengthened a key clean energy policy in California called the Loading Order. The Loading Order sets a priority list for electricity sources. California’s utilities must first employ energy efficiency and conservation to meet customer demand; then energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. Only after all those supplies are exhausted may the utilities purchase power from fossil fuel plants.
Lomba, Lisa, "California Regulators Add Teeth to Landmark Clean Energy Policy" (2012). Press Releases. Paper 60.