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Friday, April 13, 2012 - King Hall, UC Davis School of Law

In 2002, the California Legislature established the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program to increase California’s reliance on renewable energy resources. The RPS Program requires investor-owned utilities, electric service providers, and community choice aggregators to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources until they reach 33% by 2020. This symposium will explore the obstacles of meeting this goal through solar development. The discussion will specifically focus on issues related to the siting of solar projects, including competing interests for land use and the statutory frameworks for permitting and mitigation.