Description: Challenge to inclusion of fossil fuel-fired resources in distributed energy procurement program.
Sierra Club v. California Public Utilities Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/31/2017 Petition Download Petition for writ of review filed. Sierra Club Challenged Inclusion of Fossil Fuel Generation in California Distributed Resources Program. The Sierra Club commenced a proceeding in the California Court of Appeal to challenge the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision to include fossil fuel generation within the scope of distributed resources eligible to participate in a distributed resources procurement program. The Sierra Club contended that inclusion of fossil fuel generation violated the plain meaning of the authorizing statute (Cal. Pub. Util. Code § 769), which defines distributed resources as “renewable generation resources, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies.”