AB 2446 (Holden) Requires the California Energy Commission to develop a framework for measuring and reducing the carbon intensity of the construction of new buildings by 80% by 2045. STATUS: APPROVED in the legislature. SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.
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AB 2700 (McCarty) Requires IOUs to use all available data to project future electric vehicle (EV) charging requirements to ensure that their distribution systems are upgraded at the times and locations necessary to support the level of EV charging anticipated by various state goals, regulations, and regional plans. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses as of August 30; SIGNED by … Read more
SB 154 (Skinner) Budget bill. Makes appropriations for the support of state government for the 2022–23 fiscal year. STATUS: APPROVED by the legislature and SIGNED by the Governor at the end of June 2022.
SB 379 (Wiener) The Solar Access Act requires California cities to provide online, instant solar permitting to streamline remote approvals. STATUS: APPROVED by both houses as of August 23, SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.
SB 529 (Hertzberg) Gut & amend as of June,16 2022, was related to central procurement, now a transmission infrastructure bill. No longer relevant to CCAs. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses August 31. SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.
SB 846 (Dodd) Extension of operations at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses August 31. SIGNED by the Governor on September 2.
SB 852 (Dodd) This bill would authorize a city, county, city and county, special district, or a combination of any of those entities to form a climate resilience district for the purposes of raising and allocating funding for eligible projects and the operating expenses of eligible projects. It would define “eligible project” to mean projects that … Read more
SB 887 (Becker, Stern) Would expedite new electric transmission lines for renewable energy. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses on August 29; SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.
SB 905 (Skinner) Would require the Air Resources Board to establish a Carbon Capture, Removal, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) program to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and viability of CCUS technologies and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. The bill would also require the state board to prioritize reducing the emissions of greenhouses gases and reducing fossil fuel … Read more
SB 1010 (Skinner) Sets goals for transition to zero emission vehicles in the state’s fleet. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses as of August 30. SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.