Supported by The Climate Center

SB 345: Energy programs and projects – nonenergy benefits

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski
California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 345 (Becker) This bill requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to establish common definitions of nonenergy benefits and attempt to determine consistent values for use in all distributed energy resource programs. Doing so will help ensure that California maximizes potential co-benefits, including (but not limited to) job creation, improved public health, and much more. The failure to include non-energy benefits in decisions has led to environmental justice communities being left behind, as demonstrated through data at the California Energy Commission and CPUC. Sponsored by the Greenlining Institute. Read The Climate Center’s Letter of Support. STATUS: FAILED 1/21/2022 Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(2). (Last location was 2 YEAR on 5/25/2021)