After months of workshops, the California Energy Commission has assembled its annual update of the Integrated Energy Policy Report, an assessment of the state’s energy and transportation sectors that provides an overview of major trends and issues, as well as policy recommendations.
The commission will be soliciting public comments on the draft report, which can be reviewed online, during a 10 a.m. meeting at its building on 9th Street.
Among the topics addressed in this year’s update are California’s alternative and renewable fuels program, a statewide plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, and the increasing transportation of crude oil by rail.
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GOBBLE GOBBLE: Thanksgiving is a good opportunity for lawmakers to give back to their communities, especially when they’ve got forthcoming special elections to campaign for. Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, who is running to replace former state Sen. Rod Wright in the 35th District next month, is participating in a turkey giveaway in Compton this morning, while Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, seeking to replace Congressman-elect Mark DeSaulnier in the 7th District, has scheduled a turkey distribution in Bay Point.
SIXTH SENSE: Humboldt State University research scientist Mahesh Rao discusses how remote sensing technology has been used to examine the effects of California’s severe drought on the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills, noon at the Cal/EPA building on I Street.
IMMIGR-ACA-TION: More than 11 million undocumented immigrants are estimated to live in the United States. Will they benefit some way under the health insurance changes of the Affordable Care Act? The Commonwealth Club of California hosts a panel on the future of health care for immigrants, underwritten by The California Wellness Foundation, 6 p.m. at the club’s San Francisco office.
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