100 Percent Renewables: SB 100 in Appropriations

100 Percent Renewables: SB 100 in Appropriations

SB 100, which requires California to generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, has had two readings in the Assembly Appropriations committee.  During the summer recess July 21-August 21, the Legislative Committee and other environmental...

Bills Report for Week of July 10th

Lots of legislative action this week--and not all of it had to do with the Cap and Trade bill (AB 398-which 350 BA is opposing). Brief bill report- - SB 150 passed - AB179 (see note below) passed - SB 49,50,51 passed New tracker is Nora. ****SB 100 passed Assembly...

SB 100: 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

While Trump is fueling climate change denial, slashing regulations, and threatening a withdrawal from the Paris Agreements, California is considering legislation that seeks to mitigate climate change by mandating a switch to 100% renewable energy within the next few...

Busy Week for Bills: the Appropriations Survival Test

Senator Lorena Gonzalez described the last week in May as "#AppropsHell".  Just before the long Memorial Day weekend and the final deadlines for bills to move out of their house of origin, Assembly and Senate appropriation committees were faced with deciding the...

AB 17 — Transit passes for low-income students

If passed, AB 17 (Holden) would provide transit passes to low-income students.  Helping students use public transit would fight climate change, impact poverty, increase access to education, improve public health, and strengthen communities. Transit passes can clean...

Legislative Team Testifies in Sacramento

Several members of 350 East Bay's Legislative team went to Sacramento to testify at key committee hearings on April 18 and 19, and April 24 and 25.  Since April 28 was the deadline for bills to pass out of policy committees, legislators were faced with dozens of bills...

Protecting California’s Auto Emissions Standards

California is gearing up for a big fight with Trump over our right to set high fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. In order to surpass the fuel efficiency standards established under the federal Clean Air Act, California must get a waiver from the EPA. This...

Post-Election Climate Policy in California

With Trump in the white house and a Republican majority in the house and senate, positive climate policy at the federal level may effectively be over.  In fact, we may be fighting the roll-back of critical climate research, regulations, and funding. But, here in...