Reforming Clean Energy and Water Technology Regulations

If California is going to meet its Renewable Portfolio Standard for 33 percent of the state’s power generated by alternative energy sources, the state must eliminate unnecessary and costly delays when approving alternative energy projects. Current laws and regulations need to be reviewed to ensure that they facilitate the siting of renewable energy and alternative energy facilities while addressing environmental, safety, and other concerns.

The Diablo Innovation Alliance has embarked on the broad goal of regulatory reform to help reduce the cost of new clean-energy installations and accelerate bringing clean energy into the mainstream.

Similar issues face the adoption of innovative water technologies, whether it involves a desalination plant or greywater system. The DIA is working to develop a supportive public policy environment that eliminates barriers to the adoption of new, innovative water technologies and encourages regional water and wastewater agencies to implement demonstration and pilot projects using locally developed technologies.