Tag: Energy Impacts

2019 Amendments to the CEQA Guidelines: Part Two – Greenhouse Gases, Energy, and Wildfire Impacts

This post is Part Two of our blog series on the 2019 amendments to the CEQA Guidelines.  This post focuses on amendments in the areas of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, energy, and wildfire impacts, as well as a discussion of OPR’s draft CEQA and Climate Change Advisory. GHG Impacts and Draft CEQA and Climate Change … Continue Reading

Addendum Does Not Save Inadequate Energy Impacts Analysis in EIR, First Appellate District Rules

In 2014, the appellate decision in California Clean Energy Committee v. City of Woodland (“CCEC”) caught many lead agencies and CEQA consultants off-guard, by holding that the type of energy impacts analysis conducted in many EIRs actually fails to comply with CEQA. EIRs prepared post-CCEC have generally included a much more in-depth analysis of energy … Continue Reading
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