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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SB 233 (Skinner) Bidirectional Electric Vehicle Charging

Status: Active, Two-Year Bill
Year: 2023

Updated September 6, 2023. The goal of SB 233 is to mandate that all electric passenger vehicles and school buses sold in California have bidirectional charging capability. In response to changes to the bill by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on September 1, 2023, bill author Senator Nancy Skinner has decided to make SB 233 a … Read more

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Status: Active
Activists line up to participate in the Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice march as part of a global day of action to demand our elected leaders commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy.

The Climate Center’s Bill Tracker helps you stay on top of the climate bills that are in front of the California legislature — and take action. The tracker includes a curated list of bills addressing energy, climate justice, transportation, adaptation, resilience, sequestration, and other issues related to the climate crisis. To review all bills in … Read more

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AB 45 (Boerner Horvath) Blue carbon demonstration projects

Status: Active
Mendocino coast

Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976 requires anyone wishing to perform or undertake any development in the coastal zone to obtain a coastal development permit from the California Coastal Commission. This bill would authorize the Commission to authorize blue carbon demonstration projects in order to demonstrate and quantify the carbon sequestration potential of … Read more

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AB 30 (Ward) Atmospheric Rivers: Research, Mitigation, and Climate Forecasting Program

Status: Active
Guerneville, CA flooding

Existing law establishes the Atmospheric Rivers: Research, Mitigation, and Climate Forecasting Program in the Department of Water Resources. Existing law requires the department, upon an appropriation for purposes of the program, to research climate forecasting and the causes and impacts that climate change has on atmospheric rivers, to operate reservoirs in a manner that improves … Read more

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AB 6 (Friedman) Regional transportation plans: Solutions for congested corridors and reduction of GHGs

Status: Active
Golden Gate transit bus

Existing law requires certain transportation planning agencies to prepare and adopt regional transportation plans directed at achieving a coordinated and balanced regional transportation system. Existing law requires each regional transportation plan to also include a sustainable communities strategy prepared by each metropolitan planning organization in order to, among other things, achieve certain targets established by … Read more

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SB 56 (Skinner) Load-serving entity integrated resource plans

Status: Active
Wind technicians with clipboard

Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt a process for each load-serving entity (LSE), defined to include the big utilities and CCAs, to file an integrated resource plan (IRP) and a schedule for periodic updates to the plan to ensure that it meets the state’s targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases … Read more

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AB 408 (Wilson) The Climate-resilient Farms, Sustainable Healthy Food Access, and Farmworker Protection Bond Act of 2024

Status: Active

Existing law requires the 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 be … Read more

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

Status: Active
Farmworker by Canva

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 285 (L. Rivas) Climate science education

Status: Active
To change everything, it takes everyone

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 252 (Gonzalez) Divesting from fossil fuels in the public retirement system

Status: Active, Two-Year Bill
Climate activist in Sacramento holds a sign reading "Divest from destruction, Invest in our Future." Photo by The Climate Center.

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. (This is limited to coal used to generate electricity. The definition excludes coal used to produce steel.) Existing law … Read more