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SF Climate Week 2024: Is California on Track for an Affordable and Just Energy Transition?


Mari Rose Taruc

Mari Rose Taruc

Energy Justice Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance

The Golden State has staked much of its reputation on its green credentials, with state leaders often touting its role on the leading edge of global and national climate progress. 

But California is falling behind in meeting its ambitious emission targets, and has been criticized for over relying on emerging clean energy technologies that may not bear out — and worse, increase harm to communities of color and low-income households. What role should regulators and community advocates play in ensuring our clean energy transition remains equitable and on track? 

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