ENERGY EFFICIENCY/ON-SITE GENERATION

AB 29 (Williams D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
   
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would use a portion of funds available in the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund to create 3 revolving loan funds for the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges for energy efficiency retrofit projects, clean energy installations, and other energy system improvements to reduce costs and achieve energy savings and environmental benefits. The revolving loan funds would be administered by the respective institutions, as specified. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations.

 

AB 39 (Skinner D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
   
  Summary: Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) to administer grants, loans, or other financial assistance to an eligible institution, defined as a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for the purpose of projects that create jobs in California by reducing energy demand and consumption at eligible institutions. This bill would require the Energy Commission to establish a prescribed system to prioritize eligible institutions for these grants, loans, and other financial assistance, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This bill contains other related provisions.

 

AB 114 (Salas D)   Proposition 39: implementation.    
   
  Summary: Would require the Employment Development Department, using funds made available from the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for job training and workforce development purposes, to administer grants, no-interest loans, or other financial assistance for allocation to existing workforce development programs for the purposes of creating green energy jobs in California. The bill would require the California Conservation Corps, certified community conservation corps, YouthBuild, and other existing workforce development programs to give higher priority to disadvantaged youth and veterans who reside in an economically disadvantaged community or in a community with a higher unemployment rate than the statewide unemployment rate. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations.

 

AB 122 (Rendon D)   Energy: energy assessment: nonresidential buildings: financing.    
   
  Summary: Would enact the Nonresidential Building Energy Retrofit Financing Act of 2012 and would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish the Nonresidential Building Energy Retrofit Financing Program and to develop a request for proposal for a third-party administrator by July 1, 2013, to develop and operate the program to provide financial assistance, through authorizing the issuance of, among other things, revenue bonds, to owners of eligible nonresidential buildings for implementing energy improvements for their properties. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

AB 189 (Buchanan D)   Energy: solar energy systems: funding.    
   
  Summary: Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission, before collecting additional ratepayer funds to fund certain program shortfalls, to first allocate interest accumulated from customer collections and, for the remainder of the shortfall, to increase collections from customers of the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations for specified programs. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the latter provision.

 

AB 284 (Quirk D)   Energy: Road to 2050 Board.    
   
  Summary: Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to convene the Road to 2050 Board consisting of representatives from specified entities. The bill would require the board to undertake specified studies regarding the achievement of a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of the 1990 emissions level by 2050. The bill would require the board to conduct a review and provide a full public accounting of energy efficiency programs, alternative energy programs, and alternative fuel programs administered by the members of the board.

 

AB 489 (Skinner D)   Energy: conservation.    
   
  Summary: Current law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), by March 1, 2010, to establish a regulatory proceeding to develop a comprehensive program to achieve greater energy savings in the state’s existing residential and nonresidential building stock. The Energy Commission is required to fund these activities from the Federal Trust Fund consistent with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or other sources of nonstate funds available to the commission. This bill would repeal the provision requiring the commission to fund these activities in this manner.

 

AB 834 (Williams D)   Energy efficiency standards: unfair business practice.    
   
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Contractors’ State License Board to issue a citation for a violation of the Contractors’ State License Law and to issue civil penalties. This bill would subject a licensee to discipline for the failure to comply with specified energy efficiency standards under the California Code of Regulations. The bill would require the Energy Commission to collaborate with the board to identify and investigate the failure of licensees and unlicensed contractors to comply with those standards.

 

 

AB 905 (Ting D)   Energy: energy efficiency programs: financing.    
   
  Summary: Current law establishes various energy efficiency programs to assist public and private entities to implement energy efficiency projects to reduce the consumption of energy. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide an efficient financing mechanism for commercial property owners to make improvements to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources.

 

AB 1104 (Salas D)   Energy: net energy metering.    
   
  Summary: Current law requires all electric service providers to develop a standard contract or tariff providing for net energy metering, and to make this contract available to eligible customer generators, upon request.

 

AB 1131 (Skinner D)   Energy: renewable energy and energy efficiency projects: financial assistance.    
   
  Summary: Current law requires the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to administer a Clean Energy Upgrade Program to reduce overall costs to property owners of a loan provided by a financial institution to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, or energy or water efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to real property by providing a reserve or other financial assistance at a level to be determined by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the authority. Current law requires the authority, until January 1, 2015, to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the implementation of the above programs. This bill would extend that appropriation and the reporting requirement to January 1, 2017.
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