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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.