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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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SB 233 (Skinner) Bidirectional Electric Vehicle Charging

SB 233 — introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by The Climate Center, Nuvve, and the Union of Concerned Scientists — aims to unlock the potential for California’s millions of electric vehicles to power homes during outages, lower energy bills for Californians, and make the whole electricity grid more reliable. The bill will require … Read more


AB 1293 (Irwin) Interconnection prioritization

Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission to enforce rules governing the extension of service by electrical corporations, as specified. This bill would require the commission to provide guidance to electrical corporations for the prioritization of projects in each electrical corporation’s distribution interconnection queue and customer service connections, including that the project is shovel-ready, as … Read more


SB 795 (Stern) Energy: building energy efficiency: heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment sale registry

Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe, by regulation, building design and construction standards and energy and water conservation design standards for new residential and nonresidential buildings. Existing law requires the commission to prescribe, by regulation, standards for minimum levels of operating efficiency to promote the use of energy-efficient … Read more


SB 781 (Stern) Methane emissions: natural gas producing low methane emissions

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Existing law, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency responsible for monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The act requires all state agencies to consider and implement strategies to … Read more


SB 414 (Allen) Assessment of hydrogen applications

Existing law establishes as a policy of the state to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, and to achieve and maintain net negative GHG emissions thereafter and to ensure that, by 2045, statewide anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are reduced at least 85% below the statewide … Read more


AB 1373 (Garcia) Energy

Existing law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to identify a diverse and balanced portfolio of resources needed to ensure a reliable electricity supply that provides optimal integration of renewable energy in a cost-effective manner. Existing law requires the CPUC to adopt a process for each load-serving entity, as defined, to file an integrated … Read more

Opposed by The Climate Center

AB 1012 (Quirk-Silva) Lifecycle analyses for mobile source regulations

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Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board (ARB) as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the ARB to adopt and implement … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 680 (Skinner) Electric vehicle sticker prices

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Existing law imposes specified requirements on dealers of motor vehicles sold or leased in this state, including prohibiting a dealer from advertising the total price of a vehicle without including all costs to the purchaser at the time of sale, except as specified. This bill would require a dealer that sells or leases a vehicle propelled … Read more


AB 1538 (Muratsuchi) Clean Energy Reliability Program

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Existing law vests the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with regulatory authority over load-serving entities, which include electrical corporations, electric service providers, and community choice aggregators. Existing law requires the CPUC, in consultation with the Independent System Operator, to establish resource adequacy requirements for all load-serving entities. Existing law requires the commission, in establishing those … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 390 (Limón) Voluntary carbon offsets: business regulation

Under existing law, it is unlawful for a person to make an untruthful, deceptive, or misleading environmental marketing claim, whether explicit or implied. This bill would make it unlawful for a person to certify or issue a voluntary carbon offset, to maintain on a registry a voluntary carbon offset, or to market, make available or … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 704 (Min) Coastal resources: California Coastal Act of 1976: industrial developments: oil and gas facilities: offshore wind

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Existing law, the California Coastal Act of 1976 (Act) regulates development along the state’s coast and requires that oil and gas development be permitted in certain circumstances. The Act requires that coastal-dependent industrial facilities be encouraged to locate or expand within existing sites, and, where new or expanded coastal-dependent industrial facilities cannot feasibly be accommodated … Read more