Key Issues: Energy

Energy costs and availability will heavily influence future economic competitiveness.

Focusing on the Bay Area and on California as a whole, Economic Institute reports have analyzed the growth and competitiveness of the renewable energy sector.

The California power crisis of 2000–2001 led to new interest by cities in establishing municipal utilities for electric power. Three Bay Area Economic Forum reports analyze the economics of establishing new city-owned electrical utilities and of implementing Community Choice Aggregation.

Energy Report Cover ImageAnother series of reports by the Bay Area Economic Forum addresses the causes of California’s power crisis, and present a suggested framework for reconstructing an integrated California energy policy.