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SB 99: Community Energy Resilience Act of 2021

SB 99 (Dodd) The bill we sponsored, the Community Energy Resilience Act, did not clear the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 26. This was a surprising outcome as the bill had previously received unanimous bipartisan support throughout the legislative process and was
supported by a wide coalition of organizations. A hearty thank you to all of our organizational allies and individuals who took action to help support the bill, in addition to elected leaders and staff in the Legislature who supported the bill. The Community Energy Resilience Act of 2021 would have required the California Energy Commission to develop and implement a technical assistance and grant program to support local governments in developing community energy resilience plans, prioritizing state support for the most vulnerable communities. For more information including current and future plans, please visit our Community Energy Resilience page.