On-Going: Help Pass SB 100 for 100% Clean Energy by 2045
In California we have a chance to set the pace for renewable energy. SB 100 is a bill that has passed the state Senate last year and moved to the Assembly where bills like this can have a tougher time as that is where Big OIl, Big Ag and Investor Owned Utilities can use their money and influence to stop them. SB 100 – you can read it by clicking on the link – sets a goal of California providing all (100%, thus the bill number) its electricity through zero-carbon resources by the end of 2045. It also resets some interim goals in stone as RPS (our Renewable Portfolio Standard) for before then. An example is 60% by 2030 instead of current 50%. A website put together by all the group sponsors is up, shows the huge number of supporters and has other useful information: https://ca100.org/
|A couple of 350 Bay Area legislative team were among those thanked by Senator De Leon on July 13, when the bill passed in Natural Resources Committee 7-0|
The resistance to this bill last year has disappeared and it finally got its last hearing in June and it will come for and Assembly floor vote in August. People want this, Latest poll shows 76% in CA want it, even 53% of Republicans. It creates lots of jobs and sets California to be a technology and innovator leader into the future. And people in California stand with the Paris Accords and want to stop climate chaos. So how do we get this passed in the Assembly (thst is all that is left) so that it can go to the Governor’s desk for his signature? This is where we all come in. Marc Levine has not been clear yet on this bill. People over the whole state are meeting with their Assemblymembers and asking each one to sign on to this bill as a co-author. Please call Marc Levine and ask him to do that. It is somewhat embarrassing that he has not been willing to take a stand yet. What percentage in his district do you think support California moving to 100% renewable energy?
This picture shows former Senate President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon, It is his bill and he has fought hard, standing up to Big OIl, and deserves a great deal of praise for what he tries to do and maybe some of your thoughts when you decide on who to vote for US Senate in November (350 Bay Area Action and the CA Democratic Party both endorse him).
One thing you can do if you are part of a group that has not signed on in support is to do that on the website above. Trump should have to explain (but we know he won’t) how California leads on renewable energy while having a strong economy. He is at war with us and we are winning. Passage of SB 100 is a statement of resistance to his climate-denying anti-environmentalism.