SB 386:

Backsliding on California’s Clean Energy Goals

Opens the door to significant weakening of California’s landmark clean energy program, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), by allowing large hydropower to count towards the RPS requirements for a certain set of electricity providers, setting a precedent for other utilities to demand similar concessions for non-RPS eligible energy sources.

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Issues: Energy

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CLCV Opposed


Passed Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee 9-1

VOTE EVENT: Senate Energy, Utilities, & Communications Committee, April 24, 2019Status: Passed

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PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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