CMUA Policy Papers

The All of the Above Clean Energy Solution (May 2024)
California must move smarter and faster to reach its decarbonization goals. Successful decarbonization requires us to evaluate and use all appropriate options -- not solar and onshore wind alone -- including resources like geothermal power, hydrogen, and biofuels, as well as grid support, like energy storage and transmission. To overcome challenges, the association encourages energy solutions that consider all ideas, programs, and technologies.

Big & Bold: Refocusing California's Water Management Strategy
(May 2022)

While California is experiencing record-setting dry conditions and the state needs aggressive conservation to get through the summer, this policy paper presents ideas for taking Big and Bold actions that can effectively address demand management and also ensure the long-term resiliency of our water supply.

10 Ideas for Building Collaboration Among Environmental Justice Communities, Publicly Owned Electric Utilities, and Public Water Agencies (April 2022)
Addressing environmental justice concerns in state and local policymaking is an issue of growing interest in California and one that impacts publicly owned electric utilities (POUs) and public water/wastewater agencies and their customers in a variety of ways. This policy paper examines ideas where POUs, public water/wastewater agencies, and environmental justice advocates can work together at the local and state levels to establish and advance mutually beneficial goals.

Powering California’s Future with Clean, Affordable and Reliable Energy: Four Principles for Success (February 2022)
Reliability, affordability and other essential ingredients are needed for success as California’s electric sector continues to lead decarbonization efforts. California is becoming more reliant on the electric grid to achieve its overall climate goals, so preserving the affordability and reliability of electric service — in a way that is predictable yet flexible for utilities — are increasingly important priorities, especially as the transition to 100% clean energy continues.