AB 322 (Salas) This bill would require the California Energy Commission to allocate not less than 20% of the funds appropriated for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program to bioenergy projects for biomass conversion. STATUS: Signed by the Governor September 23, 2021.
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Existing law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish an expedited distribution grid interconnection dispute resolution process with the goal of resolving disputes over interconnection applications within the jurisdiction of the commission in no more than 60 days from the time the dispute is formally brought to the commission. This bill would require the commission, on … Read more
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
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
Existing law authorizes the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to fix the rates and charges for every public utility, and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Existing law requires a public utility to furnish and maintain such adequate, efficient, just, and reasonable service, instrumentalities, equipment, and facilities as are necessary to … Read more
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
Existing law, The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Act) requires the State Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act. The Act requires the ARB to make available, and update at least annually, … Read more
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
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
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