The debate over California’s energy future has focused attention on a growing sector of the energy market. Homeowners and businesses are generating electrical energy near the place it is used as an alternative or supplement to the statewide power grid.
Known as distributed generation (DG), this family of technologies holds great promise for locally controlled power generation. But continued reliance on polluting technologies poses a threat to public health.
This report puts forth several policy recommendations to protect the health of Californians and the air quality of our state.
What Is Distributed Generation?
The GOOD: The Cleanest Distributed Generation
Combined Heat and Power
The BAD: The Dirtiest Distributed Generation
Other Fossil Fuel Internal Combustion Engines
Improving ICEs for Emergency Use
The OTHER: Emerging Distributed
Alternative Fuel Reciprocating Engines
Appendix A: Alternative Fuels
Appendix B: Glossary
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