Keep tabs on climate and energy legislation in California and urge your representatives to take action for a climate-safe future.

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AB-397 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Scoping Plan.

Existing law, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Act), designates the State Air Resources Board (ARB) as the agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The ARB is required to adopt rules and regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective GHG emissions reductions to ensure … Read more

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SB 306. Equitable Building Decarbonization Program: direct install program.

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to establish the Equitable Building Decarbonization Program (EBDP), which includes establishing a statewide incentive program for low-carbon building technologies. The Budget Act of 2022 appropriated $112,000,000 from the General Fund for purposes of the EBDP. The program includes the direct install program that funds certain projects, including … Read more

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SB-252 Public retirement systems: fossil fuels: divestment.

Existing law prohibits the boards of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTERS) (boards) from making new investments or renewing existing investments of public employee retirement funds in coal companies (Limited to coal used to generate electricity. The definition excludes coal used to produce steel). Existing law requires these … Read more

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AB-285. Pupil instruction: science requirements: climate change.

Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and the adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include certain areas of study, including, among others, English, mathematics, social sciences, science, and visual and performing arts. AB 285 would require the science area of study to … Read more

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SB 261. Greenhouse gases: climate-related financial risk.

SB 261 would require, on or before December 31, 2024, and annually thereafter, a covered entity (any business entity with total annual revenues in excess of five hundred million dollars that does business in California) to prepare a climate-related financial risk report disclosing the entity’s climate-related financial risk and measures adopted to reduce and adapt … Read more

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AB 324. Gas corporations: renewable gas procurement.

Existing law vests the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with regulatory authority over public utilities, including gas corporations. Existing law requires the CPUC, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board (ARB), to consider adopting specific biomethane procurement targets or goals for each gas corporation. Existing law requires that the CPUC, before establishing biomethane procurement … Read more

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SB-253. Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act. 

SB 253 would require the Air Resources Board (ARB), on or before January 1, 2025, to develop and adopt regulations requiring U.S. business entities with total annual revenues in excess of $1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars) and that do business in California, defined as “reporting entities,” to publicly disclose to an emissions registry (a nonprofit emissions … Read more

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AB 50. Energy demand: communication.

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission, in consultation with specified state and federal agencies and at least every 2 years, to conduct assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation to … Read more

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AB-406 Agriculture: Healthy Soils Program and California Farmland Conservancy Program.

Existing law, the Cannella Environmental Farming Act of 1995 requires the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to establish and oversee the Healthy Soils Program to seek to optimize climate benefits while supporting the economic viability of California agriculture by providing incentives, including loans, grants, research, and technical assistance, and educational materials and outreach … Read more

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AB-408 Food and agriculture: climate crisis: COVID-19 recovery.

Existing law requires the California Department of Food and Agriculture to promote and protect the agricultural industry of the State. Existing law under Article XVI of the California Constitution requires measures authorizing general obligation bonds to specify the single object or work to be funded by the bonds and further requires a bond act to … Read more