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 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 the 21st-Century Power System

"Our challenge is to figure out how to provide electricity with little environmental impact and without choking off growth and job creation. Energy fuels economic growth, so we need to provide it affordably." 


Building the 21st-Century Power System, Jan. / Feb. 2015 (PDF)