December 10, 2023

California House of Representatives (CA House)

Calif. Legislature Approves Key Infrastructure Bills

California lawmakers OK’d Gov. Newsom’s package of infrastructure bills to speed clean energy development, sending the measures to Newsom for his signature.

CAISO Sends Regionalization Report to Lawmakers
CAISO sent the California Legislature a summary of recent studies of Western regionalization, information intended to aid discussion of the ISO becoming an RTO.
California Assembly
Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Turn CAISO into RTO
A key California lawmaker introduced a bill to allow CAISO to become a Western RTO by expanding its governance to include representatives from other states.
California Governor's Office
New California Energy, Climate Laws Go Live
A half dozen new climate and energy laws took effect in California on Jan. 1.
California Governor's Office
Newsom Signs 40 Climate Bills
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed six air pollution reduction measures, bringing the total of climate-related bills enacted this legislative session to 40.
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Transmission Bills Achieve Mixed Results in California
Two of three bills to speed transmission development and lower costs died at the end of the state legislature's two-year session while another was watered down.
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California Legislature Asks CAISO to Report on Regionalization
The California State Legislature passed a resolution requesting that CAISO report on efforts to create an RTO in the West and its potential benefits.
Calif. Lawmakers Offer Alternative Energy Budget
California lawmakers proposed a vague $21 billion climate and energy budget for FY 22-23 that would defer Gov. Gavin Newsom's specific plans, pending talks.
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California Energy Commission Postpones Vote on Offshore Wind Goals
The California Energy Commission said it will take more time to consider offshore wind targets that stakeholders said were too low based on potential capacity.
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Governor Names Next California PUC President
The governor's senior energy adviser, Alice Reynolds, will move in December to the CPUC, an agency struggling to head off wildfires and capacity shortfalls.

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