How the California Standards Compare to the National Standards

California produces much of its electricity from renewable resources ( In 2018, it was second to only Washignton State for eletricity generated from renewable resources, including hydroelectric power. The new 2019 version of the Calvcifonia energy code now requires a minumum amount of Photvoltaic electoical generation for new homes. California’s total energy consumption is second-highest in the nation, but, in 2018, the state’s per capita energy consumption was the fourth-lowest, even though it has the highest population ( This is partially a result of its mild climate and partially due to its energy conservation policies.


In 2018, California ranked first in the nation as a producer of electricity from solar, geothermal, and biomass resources and fourth in the nation in conventional hydroelectric power generation.

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