During extreme weather events and power outages, batteries in California’s EVs can also support critical electricity needs in homes, businesses and public facilities. Deployed in this manner, California’s transportation electrification can support enhanced grid resilience and reliability.
This bill will create a statewide standard for the refinery fence-line monitoring program to ensure that adequate noxious pollutants are measured, and that best practices and technologies are deployed in order to better protect the health and wellbeing of the surrounding communities.
This bill would require the department, in coordination with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Public Utilities Commission, to develop a strategic plan to lease and license department-owned rights-of-way to public utilities or other entities to build and operate renewable energy generation facilities, energy storage facilities connected to renewable energy generation facilities, and electrical transmission facilities, as specified.
Requires that all purchases of new school buses be zero emission by 2035 and extends the maximum length of transportation service and leasing contracts for zero emission buses. AB 579 is a timely and thoughtful approach to building a healthier future for our next generation.”
Increases civil and other penalties for violations of the state’s governing oil and gas statutes and regulations, and strengthens the Geologic Energy Management Division’s (CalGEM) authority to seek injunctive relief, cease and desist specified activities, and recoup administrative and enforcement costs.
Places a $15.105 billion climate resilience general obligation bond before the voters on the March 5, 2024, Primary Election ballot. We will also advocate for the Senate sister bill: SB-867 Drought, Flood, and Water Resilience, Wildfire and Forest Resilience, Coastal Resilience, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Biodiversity and Nature-Based Climate Solutions, Climate Smart Agriculture, Park Creation and Outdoor Access, and Clean Energy Bond Act of 2024.(2023-2024)