Assembly Committee Hears Senate Leader’s 100% Renewable Energy Measure

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will present Senate Bill 100 Wednesday in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy.  The measure would set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, cleaning up our air and creating good jobs in the process.

When: Wednesday, July 12th at 2:00pm                                                                                                                             

Where: Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, State Capitol, Room 444

Who:
Senate Leader Kevin de León
Robbie Hunter, President, State Building and Construction Trade Council of California
Coalition of supporters across environmental justice, business and public health communities

What people are saying about SB 100:

The Large-scale Solar Association supports SB100, noting that the solar industry created “more than 30,000 jobs in 2016 alone, and in some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities.” SB 100 “will provide critical pollution reductions in some of the most impacted communities of the state.” [6.20.17]

The Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution supporting SB100 because they recognize that 100 percent clean energy by 2045 is necessary “in order to stave off the most extreme climate chaos.” [6.28.17]

Ceres, a nonprofit advocating for sustainability, calls SB100 a “visionary step” for a clean future. They add that this bill will “add the necessary market signal… to ensure job growth continues in the state’s leading green economy.” [6.29.17]

Fix the Grid, an environmental coalition with members including General Electric, the National Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Sierra Club, has thrown their support behind the bill urging that “We need a grid with the flexibility to cheaply manage the variability of wind, solar, and hydro.” [6.29.17]

California’s Office of Ratepayer Advocates works to provide the lowest rates for California’s utilities. They support this “historic” bill because it will “spur development of innovative technologies, such as energy storage and grid control systems.” [6.28.17]

Other supporters include the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, Environment California, The California State Building and Construction Trades Council, the American Lung Association, the California Environmental Justice Alliance and Earthjustice.

 

READ:  

Union of Concerned Scientists: 100% Clean Energy?  In California, SB 100 May Make it Possible

LA Times: No, Ricky Perry, California’s renewable energy policies aren’t dangerous for the grid
 

Independent: California breaks energy record with 80% of state’s power generated using renewable methods
 

SF Chronicle: Clean energy too big to be shut down by Trump
 

NY Times: The Green Energy Revolution Will Happen Without Trump
 

US News: US Mayors OK Plan to Use Only Renewable Energy

 

WATCH:

SB 100 Press Conference

SB 100: Renewable Energy. Clean Jobs. Cleaner Air.

What 100% Clean Energy Means to Me

100% Clean Energy is the Right Thing to Do

What 100% Clean Energy Means for CA

100% Clean Energy Equals Jobs

100% Clean Energy: We Can Get There

 

#SB100

#KeepingIt100

#ActOnClimate

 

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