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

Supported by The Climate Center

SB 1173: Public retirement systems – fossil fuels – divestment

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 1173 (Lena Gonzalez and Scott Wiener) A fossil fuel divestment bill. SB 1173 would prohibit the boards of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) from making new investments or renewing existing investments of public employee retirement funds in fossil fuel corporations. Read The Climate Center’s Letter of Support. Read … Read more

SB 977: California Conservation Ranching Incentive Program

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 977 (Laird) This bill would establish the California Conservation Ranching Incentive Program under the Wildlife Conservation Board. The objectives of the program are to restore and enhance the ecological health of private rangelands. Management plans cited in the bill shall include science-based goals and actions to maintain or improve the ecological function of private rangeland, including supporting a diversity and abundance of … Read more

SB 953: Oil and gas leases – State Lands Commission

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 953 (Min) Would ban offshore oil drilling in non-federal waters off the coast of California, including oil production under current lease agreements. News Release. STATUS: Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee August 11 (failed).

SB 917: Seamless Transit Transformation Act

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 917 (Becker) This bill, the Seamless Transit Transformation Act, would direct the Metropolitan Transportation Commission of the Bay Area to develop a program that would streamline service among the 26 transit agencies that serve the Bay Area. Read the author’s factsheet. STATUS: Held August 11 in the Assembly Appropriations Committee; FAILED.

SB 881: Load-serving entities – integrated resource plans

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 881 (Min) This was an Integrated Resource Planning Bill. It would require the CPUC to require each load-serving entity (LSE) in the state to undertake sufficient procurement to achieve a diverse, balanced, and reliable statewide portfolio and realize specified electricity sector greenhouse gas emissions reductions. STATUS: DEAD. Amended May 19 in the Appropriations Committee. Held in … Read more

SB 839: Electricity – demand response

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 839 (Dodd) Pursuant to existing law, the commission has authorized the state’s three major IOUs to offer reliability-based demand response (DR) programs, including the Base Interruptible Program (BIP), which is available to qualifying nonresidential customers. This bill would require each of those IOUs to make its BIP available to its qualifying commercial and industrial customers regardless of … Read more

SB 778: Buy Clean California Act – Environmental Product Declarations – concrete

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 778 (Becker) SB 778 would have added concrete to the Buy Clean program to leverage the state’s purchasing power in deploying low carbon technologies and best practices across the cement-concrete supply chain. STATUS: APPROVED in the Senate. Now in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee. 7/5/2022 FAILED pursuant to Rule 61(b)(14). (Last location was A. A. & … Read more

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SB 733: Renewable gas procurement

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 733 (Hueso) Requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to consider establishing procurement goals for “renewable hydrogen,” as defined, for gas utilities and transporters, as specified. Additionally requires the PUC to evaluate whether to authorize a gas corporation to recover expenses from infrastructure built to deliver biomethane, renewable hydrogen, or both from a producer to the … Read more

Supported by The Climate Center

AB 2076: Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program – Extreme Heat and Health Reporting System

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

AB 2076 (L. Rivas) Would establish the Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program to be administered through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP), for the purpose of coordinating state efforts and supporting local/regional efforts to prevent and mitigate the impacts of, and reduce the public health risks of, extreme heat. Would require the Governor’s … Read more

AB 2944: Greenhouse gases – carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

AB 2944 (Petrie-Norris) Requires the Air Resources Board (ARB) to include an evaluation of how carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technologies are contributing to the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals in an annual report to the Legislature. STATUS: DEAD. Approved in the Assembly May 23; Double-referred to the Senate Environmental Quality and Judiciary Committees; … Read more