July 23, 2024

CA Legislation

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CPUC Works to Revamp Tx Permitting Rules
California regulators are overhauling rules regarding the permitting of transmission projects, and one proposal suggests creating a shortcut for projects already approved in a CAISO transmission plan.
Bill to Streamline Transmission Development Advances in Calif. Senate
California lawmakers have advanced a bill aimed at streamlining approval of transmission projects, but not before substantially stripping down the legislation.
Black Rock Solar
2 New California Bills Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee advanced two new bills that could accelerate the state’s decarbonization goals by helping residents and multimeter customers transition to renewable energy.  
U.S. Forest Service
Calif. Lawmakers Consider $10B Climate Resilience Bond

Lawmakers are poised to place on the November ballot a $10 billion climate resilience bond measure that would provide $850 million for clean energy projects, including offshore wind.

California Energy Commission
Calif. Regulators Assess Benefits, Social Costs of Energy Transition
Assessing the social costs and “nonenergy benefits” of energy production is a key focus in implementing California’s Senate Bill 100.
Calif. Senate Committee Passes Energy-related Bills
A California legislative committee has passed a raft of energy-related bills, including legislation focused on grid-enhancing technologies, hydrogen and data centers.
Draft Plan Outlines California Vision for Offshore Wind
The California Energy Commission released a draft plan for offshore wind that adds to the rapidly growing body of work identifying wind power as crucial to achieving state and national clean energy goals.
California Localities Work to Expedite Rooftop Solar Permitting
At least 44 California cities now automate permitting for residential rooftop solar projects, following passage of a state law last year requiring them to adopt a permitting platform.
New California Law to Give State Power to Procure Renewable Energy
In a move expected to boost offshore wind development, the California legislature passed a bill that would give the state authority to buy certain types of clean energy.
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Apple Supports Proposed California Emissions Reporting Bill
Apple put its considerable heft behind a California bill that would increase the emissions reporting requirements for more than 5,000 large companies that do business in the state.

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