On June 29, 2022, the Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience Act (AB 2649, C. Garcia) passed out of the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee by a vote of five to two. AB 2649 will make California the first state in the nation to set statutory goals for naturally removing past climate pollution from the atmosphere, […]
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About Vincent Wiraatmadja
Vincent Wiraatmadja is an experienced policy advocate working at the intersection of climate policy and technology. Before joining the Climate Center in 2021 as its first Government Affairs Manager, Vincent worked for more than half a decade at a top-tier Sacramento lobbying firm, where he represented clean energy and clean transportation companies before the Legislature and regulatory agencies. During the course of that work, Vincent was at the center of numerous efforts to enact policy frameworks that enabled the development and adoption of the climate-focused technologies California needs to achieve its ambitious goals, ranging from heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles to resilient distributed energy systems. Vincent now uses this robust combination of policy knowledge, legislative strategy, and understanding of business needs to support the Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign and its focus on accelerating climate action timelines in California through legislation and other policy mechanisms.
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With the crack of the gavel last Friday night, California’s 2021 legislative session came to a close. Overall, this was a lackluster year for climate action in the California legislature. The most ambitious climate bills — including a measure that would have set a net-negative emissions target, the most ambitious climate goal in the country […]
We live in an extraordinary time for California’s budget. Despite previous predictions of a major COVID-induced deficit, the state instead is currently sitting on an unprecedented budget surplus to the tune of nearly $100 billion. This presents a massive opportunity to invest in climate resilience, clean energy, green jobs, and more. The legislative budget process […]
As an advocate who has worked for years at the intersection of climate policy and technological innovation, I am proud to join The Climate Center as its first Government Affairs Manager. Before joining the Center, I spent six years at a top-tier Sacramento lobbying firm, where I focused on helping California achieve its climates goals […]