Final 2023 Integrated Energy Policy Report (Final 2023 IEPR)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Final 2023 Integrated Energy Policy Report (Final 2023 IEPR)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Adoption of biennial integrated energy policy report mandated by Public Resources Code § 25302(a) to "conduct assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices” and to “use these assessments and forecasts to develop and evaluate energy policies and programs that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety." Pursuant to the March 29, 2023 Scoping Order for the proceeding, the Final 2023 IEPR includes findings and recommendations for: accelerating the connection of clean energy technologies with the electric grid; updating the California Energy Demand Forecast; analyzing the potential growth of hydrogen; and providing updates, including gas decarbonization, estimation of benefits from the transition to clean transportation systems, strategies and options for the use of gas, and implementation of energy efficiency measures.

Contact Information

Renee Webster-Hawkins
Agency Name
Job Title
Attorney IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines, 15061, subd. (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The above-described action is not a “project” under CEQA because no commitment to any specific project is made in the Final 2023 IEPR and approving it will not cause a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect change in the environment. However, in the event that the adoption of the Final 2023 IEPR were determined to be a project, the CEC has determined that it would nonetheless be exempt from CEQA requirements pursuant to the “common sense” exemption (CEQA Guidelines, § 15061, subd. (b)(3)) for the same reason, and it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption of the Final 2023 IEPR may have a significant effect on the environment.


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