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Regional Energy Listening Session: Sierra and Rural Forested Communities
May 16, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
California’s ability to meet the growing demand for abundant and sustainable energy is dependent on building out infrastructure and developing a workforce that supports energy generation and distribution.
This Regional Energy Listening Session will focus on the opportunities, barriers, and resources needed to make energy independence and reliability a reality in the Sierra and rural forested communities.
Forest biomass energy and integrating microgrid technologies are emerging as solutions to localize energy generation and maintain operational performance. However, there are barriers to implementing these solutions, including filling workforce pipeline gaps in the energy sector.
Input gathered from this Listening Session will be used to build on California Forward’s Energy Call to Action, which provides a framework for how stakeholders can break through silos and work across sectors to advance energy solutions and seeks to inform statewide policy advocacy.