Climate Science and Renewable Energy Branch
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Renewable Energy Activities
The Renewable Energy Program is tasked with assisting in the development and implementation of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Together with federal agencies, CDFW staff is working to ensure that the state is able to expedite siting and permitting of renewable energy projects that will assist in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth in Assembly Bill 32 while minimizing the impacts to natural resources and further mitigating the impacts of climate change.
- Renewable Energy Action Team Memorandum of Understanding (REAT MOU) (PDF)
- Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
Executive Order S-14-08 mandated the development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for the Mojave and Colorado deserts in an effort to protect natural communities and the species that they support, provide binding, long-term endangered species permit assurances, and facilitate renewable energy project review and approval processes upon its completion. CDFW has also participated in numerous other Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) activities throughout California.
- Interim Mitigation Strategy (PDF)
- SB 34 Advance Mitigation Program
- DRECP Map (PDF)
- Wind Energy
- Solar Energy
- Wave and Tidal Energy (PDF)