Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
Legislative Consultations
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.0

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Not supporting measures to transition energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Emphasizing economic competitiveness and costs in transitioning towards a low carbon economy (WSPA Comments on Californian Transportation Energy Demand Forecasts Workshop, July 2015)

Extract from Source:

One projection, albeit preliminary, suggested that the EV population would not grow to levels consistent with ZEV mandates and policy goals. Concerns were expressed by Commissioners that the projections in the IEPR should reflect compliance with existing policies and goals. At the same time, Commissioners discussed the need to know when projections suggest falling short of state policy goals so that the programs, regulatory or incentive, might be adjusted accordingly. Both of these points of view are valid and should be accommodated in various scenarios within the document. [...] To emphasize the latter point even more, the state’s climate, air quality, energy, and transportation goals including the LCFS and the ZEV goals are the most aggressive in the world and are often advertised as technology-forcing. This means they are inherently challenging to meet, and even more significantly – they aim to influence customer choice (demand) by regulating supply. Setting aside WSPA’s longstanding concerns about such programs (striving to influence demand by regulating supply), it is important for the state agencies to be able to assess, with intellectual honesty, whether there are obstacles to meeting these goals and what might be done to overcome these obstacles. It undermines the state’s understanding and efforts if the IEPR merely assumes that all these programs will be a success, and these programs, in turn, demonstrate success, in part, because of the projections in the IEPR. [...] WSPA would like to close by paraphrasing something the CEC staff said in the meeting that helps reinforce WSPA’s point – there can be a difference between what consumers buy and what regulated entities are required to produce. WSPA believes the IEPR needs to examine the range of possibilities within this context.

Created: 07/03/2017 Last edited: 07/03/2017