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  • ENERGY & BUILDING CODE ISSUES

    Posted: October 16, 2015 | Posted by CBPA | No Comments

    AB 802 (Williams D) Energy efficiency.

    Current law requires the Energy Commission to prepare an integrated energy policy report every 2 years and requires the report to include an assessment and forecast of system reliability and the need for resource additions, efficiency, and conservation that considers certain criteria. This bill would require the Energy Commission, in consultation with the Public Utilities Commission, to make all reasonable adjustments to its energy demand forecasts conducted pursuant to the above-described provisions to account for its findings of market conditions and existing baselines, and in making those adjustments, would authorize the commission to consider the results from specified programs.

    Status: SIGNED INTO LAW

    Position: SUPPORT

    AB 1236 (Chiu D) Local ordinances: electric vehicle charging stations.

    Would require a city, county, or city and county to approve an application for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, as defined, through the issuance of specified permits unless the city or county makes specified written findings based upon substantial evidence in the record that the proposed installation would have a specific, adverse impact upon the public health or safety, and there is no feasible method to satisfactorily mitigate or avoid the specific, adverse impact.

    Status: SIGNED INTO LAW

    Position: OPPOSE

    SB 119 (Hill D) Protection of subsurface installations.

    Current law defines a subsurface installation as any underground pipeline, conduit, duct, wire, or other structure. Current law requires an operator of a subsurface installation, who receives notification of proposed excavation work, within 2 working days of that notification, excluding weekends and holidays, to mark the approximate location and number of subsurface installations that may be affected by the excavation or to advise that no subsurface installations operated by him or her would be affected. This bill, the Dig Safe Act of 2015, would declare the need to clarify and revise these provisions. The bill would define and redefine various terms relating to a regional notification center.

    Status: VETOED.  Read the Veto Message here.

    Position: SUPPORT

    SB 350 (De León D) Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.

    Would require that the amount of electricity generated and sold to retail customers per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to 50% by December 31, 2030, as provided. The bill would make other revisions to the RPS Program and to certain other requirements on public utilities and publicly owned electric utilities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

    Status: SIGNED INTO LAW.  Read message from Governor here.

    Position: WITHDREW OPPOSITION



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