California - SB350 - 2015

Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.

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Added On: 02-28-2015
Updated On: 08-22-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Cathleen Galgiani (Democratic)





Actions (15)

  • 02-14-2017 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  • 02-15-2017 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 17.
  • 02-23-2017 - Referred to Coms. on JUD. and PUB. S.
  • 03-14-2017 - Set for hearing March 28.
  • 04-03-2017 - From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 539.) (March 28).
  • 04-04-2017 - Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
  • 04-06-2017 - Set for hearing April 18.
  • 04-24-2017 - From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 748.) (April 18).
  • 04-25-2017 - Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 05-01-2017 - Set for hearing May 8.
  • 05-03-2017 - May 8 hearing postponed by committee.
  • 05-04-2017 - Set for hearing May 15.
  • 05-15-2017 - May 15 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
  • 05-19-2017 - Set for hearing May 25.
  • 05-25-2017 - May 25 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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03-28-2017SenateAppropriations000yes
04-18-2017SenateAppropriations000yes
05-15-2017SenateAppropriations000yes

News (64)

ISO Postpones SB 350 Meetings to Allow Time to Complete Studies - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Published by news.sys-con.com
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:56:14 GMT

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - April 25, 2016) - The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has postponed stakeholder meetings on Senate Bill 350 preliminary study results, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28, 2016. Publication ...

CPUC Takes First Step Towards Developing Integrated Energy Resource Plan - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:09:34 GMT

Senate Bill (“SB”) 350, which the California legislature passed in 2015, sets ambitious goals for the state, including a 50% renewables portfolio standard and a doubling of energy efficiency by 2030. To help encourage a coordinated approach to meeting ...

ISO Public Meeting Begins Work to Transform Into Regional Grid - Digital Journal
Published by digitaljournal.com
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:27:09 GMT

(ISO) will host a public meeting on February 8 to gather input on studies required by California Senate Bill 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act. Signed into law last fall, SB 350 mandates the state to achieve a 50-percent renewable ...

How M&V 2.0 Is Enabling A Utility Negawatt Market - CleanTechnica
Published by cleantechnica.com
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:55:59 GMT

California's recently passed Senate Bill (SB) 350 reinforces the state's reputation as a leader in climate change policy. The bill sets state targets of 50 percent electricity generated by renewables and 50 percent increase in building energy ...

ISO Public Meeting Begins Work to Transform Into Regional Grid - EIN News (press release)
Published by einnews.com
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:43:33 GMT

(ISO) will host a public meeting on February 8 to gather input on studies required by California Senate Bill 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act. Signed into law last fall, SB 350 mandates the state to achieve a 50-percent renewable ...

Does California have the most ambitious clean energy goals on the planet? - PolitiFact
Published by politifact.com
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:37:34 GMT

California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, arrives with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, and Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, second from right, to sign landmark legislation SB 350 to combat climate change. Damian Dovarganes / ...

Brave New World: SB 350 Increases CA's Renewable Energy and Efficiency Goals - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:11:52 GMT

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 350, the “Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015” on October 7, 2015. SB 350 ... SB 350 also sets out an aggressive program for increasing energy efficiency within the state. It ...

Big Electric Shocks Big Oil - Bloomberg
Published by bloomberg.com
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:11:20 GMT

When California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 350 on Oct. 7, it looked like a huge win for the oil industry. The original version of the bill included a mandate to cut the state's petroleum consumption 50 percent by 2030. Days before the ...

California finalizes 50%-by-2030 renewables mandate - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:40:22 GMT

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) into law, officially moving the state to a 50% renewables by 2030 mandate, the Los Angeles Times reports. SB 350 also mandates a 50% energy efficiency increase for existing California ...

California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Published by mondaq.com
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 22:52:30 GMT

Climate change policy advocates may find themselves quoting Meat Loaf with the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 350, which California's Legislature passed last month and which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 7. SB 350 ... The enactment of ...

ESNA 2015: Inside California's energy politics, the FERC Order 745 case, and ... - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:21:52 GMT

State Sen. Ben Hueso (D), chair of the energy and utilities committee in the California Senate, ushered SB 350, the bill that set the state's 50% RPS, through committee earlier this year. He said during a news conference that the utilities have always ...

Governor signs bill mandating use of renewable energy - Los Angeles Independent
Published by laindependent.com
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:12:00 GMT

With Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials looking on, Gov. jerry Brown signs Senate Bill 350, a bill mandating that half of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. (Courtesy photo) ... “With SB 350, we deepen our ...

Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Published by triplepundit.com
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:11:29 GMT

Now California's oldest governor ever, his promotion of clean energy barely turns heads. Therefore, few took any notice when he signed Senate Bill 350, which aims to boost energy efficiency and renewables even further in the Golden State. Signed during ...

Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California's renewable energy future - RealEstateRama (press release)
Published by realestaterama.com
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:37:09 GMT

Brown and Sen. De Leon for keeping more money in the pockets of California consumers with this landmark legislation. American wind power is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can cut carbon pollution while protecting consumers with low ...

California Jumps Into The Future With SB 350 - CleanTechnica
Published by cleantechnica.com
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:30:39 GMT

Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint (the world's largest electric vehicle charging network), joined California Governor Jerry Brown at the signing of Senate Bill 350 yesterday. The legislation commits the state to much further reduce its greenhouse gas ...

California legislature boosts Renewables Portfolio Std to 50%, but balks at ... - Windpower Engineering (press release)
Published by windpowerengineering.com
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:14:07 GMT

While much of the political infighting centered on the increased RPS targets and petroleum reduction proposal, perhaps the most significant changes in SB 350 are the provisions authorizing the transformation of CAISO into a regional energy market ...

Architects of California's Unprecedented 50% Renewable Energy Goal to Speak at ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Published by prnewswire.com
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:59:32 GMT

The ESNA keynote panel on October 15th, entitled "Storage in California's 50% RPS: The Political Path and Grid Implications," will feature Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, the author of SB 350; Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the Senate Energy ...

Senate Bill 350 Calls for Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard, Higher Energy ... - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:19:28 GMT

As most of you know by now, Senate Bill (“SB”) 350, the much-chronicled and debated Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, passed out of the California Legislature and is currently awaiting signature by Governor Brown. The bill currently ...

Vidak asks governor to veto environmental bill - Hanford Sentinel
Published by hanfordsentinel.com
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:04:49 GMT

The California Farm Bureau Federation is in discussions with state officials aimed to ensure that good farmland would be protected under SB 350 implementation. Karen Mills, an attorney at the bureau, said bureau officials want to make sure existing ...

Legislative Update: California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Increasing ... - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:22:30 GMT

The proposed bill, authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Mark Leno, originally called for a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks, a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency in buildings, and for 50 ...

California Makes Clean Energy History with Passage of SB 350 - Energy Collective
Published by theenergycollective.com
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:02:34 GMT

... at the state capitol, the California Legislature passed SB 350 (De León) last Friday. The California State Assembly passed the bill, with a 52-26 vote with bipartisan support before passing it on to the senate where it was approved in a concurrence ...

Implications of, and CARB's Response to, the 2015 California Climate Change ... - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:48:55 GMT

Immediately after Governor Brown's State of the State address, where he announced big climate change goals, 2015 shaped up to be bigger than 2006 when the granddaddy of all climate bills, AB 32, was passed and signed, and subsequently altered the ...

Half of California's electricity will come from renewable energy in 15 years - Business Spectator
Published by businessspectator.com.au
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:31:17 GMT

Late Friday night, the California State Assembly voted 51-26 to pass SB 350, a landmark bill that would boost renewable energy and make buildings twice as efficient as before. The legislature sent the bill to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his ...

PG&E Applauds Passage Of Senate Bill 350; Important Next Step To Address ... - Pollution Online (press release)
Published by pollutiononline.com
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:41:55 GMT

Pacific Gas and Electric Company today thanked the Governor and the legislative authors of Senate Bill 350 for their vision and commitment in ensuring that California continues to lead the nation in significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ...

Landmark Climate Law Directs Electric Utilities to Displace Oil Companies - Energy Collective
Published by theenergycollective.com
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:22:30 GMT

Within 15 years, California will generate at least half of its electricity from renewable resources and double savings from energy efficiency gains, two milestones included in Senate Bill (SB) 350. News coverage of this bill ... Cars, trucks, and buses ...

Lawmakers pass 50% renewable energy standard and efficiency package - Environment & Energy Publishing
Published by eenews.net
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:58:37 GMT

The bill is expected to be signed by Brown, who participated in the negotiations and stood alongside state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D) on Wednesday to announce that the petroleum piece would be taken out. "Taking carbon out of the modern ...

Solar Industry Applauds Passage of SB 350 - RealEstateRama (press release)
Published by california.realestaterama.com
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:42:28 GMT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 14, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised the passage of California's Senate Bill 350, the leadership of the bill's sponsor and champion, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de ...

Landmark Climate Bill Directs Electric Utilities to Displace Oil Companies - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Published by switchboard.nrdc.org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:29:49 GMT

Within 15 years, California will generate at least half of its electricity from renewable resources and double savings from energy efficiency gains, two milestones included in Senate Bill (SB) 350. News coverage of this bill prior to its passage ...

California Legislature Doubles Down on Energy Efficiency - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Published by switchboard.nrdc.org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:30:12 GMT

Senate Bill 350 will double our current goals (yes, that is a 100% increase) for energy savings in California's homes, businesses, and factories - an ambitious but achievable target that will boost the state's ability to reduce climate pollution ...

California Passes a Bill Targeting 50% Renewables by 2030 - Greentech Media
Published by greentechmedia.com
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:35:32 GMT

SB 350 is one of 12 climate bills that have been working their way through the California state legislature. A separate bill (SB 32) that would have required California to reduce emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 failed to pass in the ...

California Commits to a 50% Renewable Energy Standard and Doubling Energy ... - The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
Published by blog.ucsusa.org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:09:27 GMT

Last night, California doubled down on its clean energy leadership by passing Senate Bill 350 (De León-Leno)—the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act—a requirement to source 50 percent of retail electricity sales from renewables by 2030 and ...

Half Of California's Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In Fifteen Years - ThinkProgress
Published by thinkprogress.org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:15:00 GMT

Late Friday night, the California State Assembly voted 51-26 to pass SB 350, a landmark bill that would boost renewable energy and make buildings twice as efficient as before. The legislature sent the bill to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his ...

California Legislature Strengthens State's Clean Energy Laws - Union of Concerned Scientists
Published by ucsusa.org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 19:05:37 GMT

Senate Bill 350 (DeLeón and Leno) requires California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, building on the state's previously adopted Renewables Portfolio Standard that set a target of 33 percent by 2020. ... Brown, we ...

California Drops 50% Oil Cut from Senate Bill - Oil & Gas 360
Published by oilandgas360.com
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:26:24 GMT

SB 350 passed the Democratic-controlled Senate but faced a tougher battle in the Assembly, where Democrats tend to be more moderate and represent economically struggling jurisdictions, reports The New York Times. Opponents of the bill ran a ... The two ...

Major Calif. Climate Bills Hinge on Moderate Democratic Holdouts - Courthouse News Service
Published by courthousenews.com
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:56:28 GMT

Senate Bill 350 mandates a 50 percent cut in fuel use by 2030 and a 50 percent increase in the state's use of renewable energy. The "Climate Leadership Bills" breezed through the state Senate and three Assembly committees and await a full Assembly vote ...

More 'green' mandates may come from Sacramento - Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Published by signalscv.com
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 13:01:45 GMT

“The goals set forth in SB 350 are ambitious, and they will test our ingenuity and resolve, but we can, and must, accomplish them,” said Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, the bill's sponsor, in a statement. “We already have a successful framework ...

What's the deal with California's controversial climate change bill? - Los Angeles Times
Published by latimes.com
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 02:30:21 GMT

It's SB 350, by Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). If passed by the Legislature, it would solidify ... The measure would require the state Air Resources Board, a powerful regulatory agency, to determine how the state would cut petroleum use ...

Renewable energy bill far from perfect, experts say - The Desert Sun
Published by desertsun.com
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:25:00 GMT

There has been little formidable opposition to the clean energy mandate, which is expected to jump-start solar and wind development in the desert and across the state. ... Even those critics overwhelmingly support SB 350, formally known as the Clean ...

Oil industry, environmentalists in ad war over bill to cut gasoline use - Los Angeles Times
Published by latimes.com
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:44:12 GMT

It's not, of course. But with just a week left for lawmakers to finish their work this year, a heated ad war is being fought over a bill to cut state gasoline consumption in half. The measure passed the state Senate but is the subject of a tough battle ...

Dozens of Companies Support California's Climate Change Bills - Environment News Service
Published by ens-newswire.com
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:45:38 GMT

“These companies recognize that both SB 350 and SB 32 are vital next steps in California's leading-edge plan to cut carbon pollution and accelerate low-carbon technologies at the pace and scale called for by climate scientists,” said Mindy Lubber ...

Jerry Brown, Senate Democrats find unlikely fight on climate bills - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:30:51 GMT

Proponents of the bill are countering aggressively. Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist, is sending mailers supporting SB 350 into Democratic districts. The state's Democratic U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, urged Assembly ...

Lobbyists pile on greenhouse-gas reduction bill - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:22:30 GMT

The Western States Petroleum Association, California Chamber of Commerce, Chevron Corp. and NextGen Climate Action, the group led by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, an ardent supporter of the bill, ranked atop the list of lobbyist employers ...

California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country - Huffington Post
Published by huffingtonpost.com
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:25:05 GMT

SB 32, from state Sen. Fran Pavley (D), would inscribe the 2030 and 2050 targets in state law. SB 350, from Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D) and Sen. Mark Leno (D), would increase the amount of energy the state is required to draw from ...

Feinstein, Boxer Endorse Pavley's Climate Bills - SCVNEWS.com
Published by scvnews.com
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:09:13 GMT

This is an issue that requires strong and courageous leadership, and that is why we urge you to support Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León's Senate Bill 350 and Senator Fran Pavley's Senate Bill 32. These visionary bills would set ambitious goals ...

Senate leader plans changes to climate bill to ease passage - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:37:30 GMT

The move comes as de León tries to push Senate Bill 350 through the lower house. The bill would require California to reduce petroleum use in motor vehicles by 50 percent by 2030, and oil companies have launched TV and radio ads criticizing the mandate ...

SB 350: Keeping the growth momentum going - Fierce Energy
Published by fierceenergy.com
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:29:34 GMT

That is according to a group of advanced energy business leaders who flocked the California Capitol building last week to express support for Governor Jerry Brown's energy and climate goals for 2030 and Senate President Pro-tempore Kevin de Leon's bill ...

Former California legislative leaders back contested climate legislation - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:43:27 GMT

On Monday, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will unveil endorsements for Senate Bill 350 and Senate Bill 32 from nine of California's most recent legislative leaders, including former Assembly Speakers John A. Pérez, Karen Bass, Fabian ...

Lawmaker Defends California Climate Change Bill - Capital Public Radio News
Published by capradio.org
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:57:47 GMT

His bill, SB 350, will require a cleaner blend of fuels, but won't ban gasoline or force limits on driving, the senator said. "I'm under no ... The Western States Petroleum Association, an oil industry group, did not respond to requests for comment on ...

Debate Heats Up Over Bill That Would Cut State Gas Use In Half - CBS Local
Published by losangeles.cbslocal.com
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:20:21 GMT

As the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, or SB 350, makes its way through the California State Assembly before a final vote in the next few weeks, both sides have recently ramped up their public relations efforts. Proponents of the bill ...

50% Renewable Electricity Passed By California Senate - CleanTechnica
Published by cleantechnica.com
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:13:54 GMT

The California Senate recently passed SB 350, legislation that sets a goal of 50% electricity from renewables in the Golden State by 2030. The bill doesn't stop there, though — it also calls for doubling the energy efficiency of buildings in the next 15 years, and ...

Calif. Senate Passes Climate Package with Bill to Halve Petroleum Use - NGT News
Published by ngtnews.com
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:10:00 GMT

The California State Senate recently approved a package of bills to establish new environmental and energy standards in the state, including a measure to cut on-road petroleum use by 50% by 2030. Democratic members first announced the large California ...

California Climate Change Bills Hot Off the Floor - RealEstateRama (press release)
Published by california.realestaterama.com
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:43:18 GMT

The California State Senate and Assembly took a critical step towards building a clean energy future by passing out of their houses of origin several significant bills that will continue California's climate change leadership. ... The bills would ensure that California's successful carbon reduction strategies extend beyond 2020 (AB 1288, Atkins) and set a specific climate pollution reduction target for 2050 (SB 32, Pavley); increase the state's use of renewables electricity to 50 percent by 2030 (SB 350, De León and AB 645 ...

California Senate passes sweeping 12 bill climate & renewables package - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:22:43 GMT

The California Senate passed a package of 12 bills that would advance the state's nation-leading efforts against climate change. The bills were passed by ... S.B. 350, a key factor in the package, would codify the targets set by Gov. Jerry Brown in his January ...

Climate change: California Senate approves legislation to combat global warming - San Jose Mercury News
Published by mercurynews.com
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:29:18 GMT

That same commitment is the backbone of Senate Bill 32, sponsored by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, which would extend California's landmark climate law, signed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. The new bill -- which passed the Senate ...

California lawmakers boost climate change bills - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:29:48 GMT

“SB 350, my friends, is coastal elitism at the worst,” said state Sen. ... California would also extend its greenhouse gas emissions limit to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 under Senate Bill 32, by state Sen.

California passes ambitious laws on emissions and energy efficiency - The Guardian
Published by theguardian.com
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 03:48:08 GMT

“California has demonstrated our global climate leadership over the last decade,” said Senate president Kevin de Leon after the passage of SB 350. “These policies will further cement our leadership, further strengthen our economy and protect the health of our communities.” ... The bill's author, Senator Fran Pavley, pointed out that the state was on track to meet the old goals set by the previous bill. Calling the targets “science-based numbers”, she added that the creation of new technologies was key to meeting those ...

State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling - Los Angeles Times
Published by latimes.com
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:30:50 GMT

State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency in buildings. The lawmakers also approved a measure that would ban new offshore oil drilling from an area ... He and other Democrats said the measure, SB 350, would lead to new investment in cleaner technologies. "This bill is not a job killer," said Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). "It is a major job creator.".

Calif. Senate passes climate package aiming for 50% renewable power, halving ... - Environment & Energy Publishing
Published by eenews.net
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:29:43 GMT

California's Senate yesterday accelerated the state's push for clean energy, passing a bundle of climate bills that aimed to shrink sharply greenhouse gas emissions, increase renewable power to 50 percent of electricity and chop in half petroleum use by 2030. The upper ... Another bill sought to ramp up transit and inner-city rail. There were ... There's likely to be talk about putting "more meat on the bones of S.B. 350," said Ann Notthoff, director of California advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

California Legislature Debating 2015 Climate Leadership Legislation - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:52:33 GMT

In contrast to the simplicity and brevity of SB 32, its sister legislation Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) (introduced on February 24, 2015 by Senator de Leon and Senator Mark Leno and co-authored by Senators Loni Hancock and Bill Monning), is a complex and lengthy bill ... Also introduced in February 2015, Senate Bill 185 (SB 185) would enact the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act and would require the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State ...

California Legislature Debating 2015 Climate Leadership Legislation - Environmental Leader
Published by environmentalleader.com
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:31:57 GMT

–In contrast to the simplicity and brevity of SB 32, its sister legislation Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) (introduced on February 24, 2015 by Senator de Leon and Senator Mark Leno and co-authored by Senators Loni Hancock and Bill Monning), is a complex and lengthy bill ... –Also introduced in February 2015, Senate Bill 185 (SB 185) would enact the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act and would require the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State ...

Climate change: California lawmakers to introduce sweeping new measures to ... - San Jose Mercury News
Published by mercurynews.com
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:07:10 GMT

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, a sponsor of the most far-reaching bill, stressed that the proposals are as much about helping the environment as they are about creating jobs for Californians still struggling to rebound from the Great Recession. ... The final bill in the package, SB185, sponsored by de León, would require that the California Public Employees Retirement System and the State Teacher's Retirement System divest from companies with 50 percent or more of their revenues in coal mining or coal ...

California State Senators Announce Legislation To Support Clean Energy and ... - JD Supra (press release)
Published by jdsupra.com
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:04:46 GMT

SB 350 will be the second bill this year that provides a 50% RPS; AB 197, summarized by Renewable + Law here, was introduced on January 28 by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia. SB 185 would create the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies ...

California Bill Would Carry Out Plan to Halve Petroleum Use - NGT News
Published by ngtnews.com
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:08:45 GMT

On Tuesday, several Democratic members of the California Senate introduced a package of legislative proposals they say will help combat climate change and promote a clean energy economy in the state. One of the bills, S.B.350, executes on Gov.

California poised to lead nation on climate policy - People's World
Published by peoplesworld.org
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:30:58 GMT

Predictably, the Western States Petroleum Association declared it is "strongly opposed" to SB 350. If approved by both houses of the state legislature where Democrats make up majorities, it is likely California Gov. Jerry Brown would sign the bill into law given ...