Category Archives: Greenhouse Gas

2018 Chaptered Bill Update

On September 30th, Governor Brown signed or vetoed all enrolled bills passed by the legislature.  This completed the 2018 legislative session fulfilling one of Governor Brown’s last major duties before leaving office.  The 2017-2018 two year legislative session saw the … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs SB 100 Making Carbon Free Energy Mandatory by 2045

At a press conference that included speeches from State Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez and author State Senator Kevin De León, Governor Brown signed SB 100 into law today.  SB 100 amends the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program (RPS) targets for 2030 and … Continue reading

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Enrolled Bill Update September 2018

The deadline for the Legislature to pass pending legislation and send it to the Governor’s desk was August 31st. The Governor sign, veto, or allow enrolled bills to become law by September 30, 2018. The Legislature passed many bills that … Continue reading

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The Cost of a CAP Part 2: How Much is This Climate Action Plan Going to Cost Our City?

More and more, local jurisdiction staff, decision makers, and stakeholders are interested in the cost of implementing climate action plan measures and actions. We are often asked by local jurisdiction officials some form of the question: how much is thing … Continue reading

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The Cost of a CAP: Monetary impacts of local GHG reduction measures

More and more cities in California are developing Climate Action Plans (CAPs). During our climate action planning work with cities, we repeatedly hear questions from the public and city staff about costs. How much is this climate action plan going … Continue reading

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Litigation Update: Latest Round of Litigation Filed over County of San Diego CAP and General Plan Update Amendment

On March 16, 2018, the Sierra Club and several other environmental and climate oriented organizations (Petitioners) filed a Writ of Mandate in San Diego Superior Court against the County of San Diego.  The Writ challenges the County of San Diego’s … Continue reading

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2017 Final Chaptered and Vetoed Legislative Update for 2017 Session

The following list and information is an update to the previously posted 10/4/17 and 10/10/17 Legislative Updates that includes actions by the Governor between 10/11/17 and 10/15/17. This concludes the 2017 legislative session with the passing of the October 15, … Continue reading

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