Our Views: Practical Energy Policy for the Future

When it comes to public policy on energy, legislation formed today will exert implications well into the future. While our focus as a company is to safely produce and deliver reliable and affordable electricity, we’re also working to help policymakers create informed, practical public policy for California and our nation, based on a thorough understanding of associated costs and tradeoffs.

"We’re here to engage in open, inclusive discussion about energy policy. Let’s look together at long-term implications and arrive at solid, practical decisions."

— Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Edison International


We Must Keep Moving Toward Electric Vehicles, Even as Gas Prices Dip

The cost of a gallon of gasoline has fallen recently, but our nation's petroleum habit remains expensive, polluting, and is making us sick. And, according to the Department of Energy's calculator, fueling a car with electricity in California costs about one-third the price of a tank of gasoline at current prices.

Ted Craver's view in the Los Angeles Daily News

Department of Energy's fuel cost calculator

Building a "Plug & Play" Electricity Distribution System

Our utility's strategy of capital investment in the distribution system helps facilitate distributed energy resources. According to CEO Ted Craver, it's another way of saying, "let's facilitate customer choice and involvement, and ensure that reliability and power quality requirements are met." 

Craver discusses distribution system investment, and the distributed energy future in EPRI Journal and Energy Perspectives magazine.

First Person with Ted Craver, EPRI Journal, Winter 2014 (PDF)

The Distributed Energy Future, Electric Perspectives magazine, Sept. / Oct. 2013 (PDF)