We Stand Together...on SB100

the California Clean Energy Act of 2017

 

 

We from the Environmental, Social Justice and supporting organizations in Silicon Valley urge the members of the California Assembly and the Governor to adopt SB 100 to accelerate the transition to the use of clean energy in our state.

 

  • Establishes an overall state target of 60% clean energy for California by 2030 and 100% by 2045.

  • Passed by the California Senate, now in the Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Energy, floor vote expected January or February 2018

  • Endorsed by the Who’s Who of environmental, health, and social justice organizations (listed below)

  • For an hour on May 13th, California was operating on 80% clean energy.

  • SB100 meets the state’s climate change goals by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases associated with electrical generation.

  • SB 100 will improve air quality, boost our economy and provide the necessary market signals for additional clean energy investments in California

 

What is Senate Bill 100?

 

Two years ago, California’s legislature passed a law requiring the state to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030. In retrospect, that goal was set too low and so Kevin de León, President pro Tem of the Senate, introduced SB 100, an accelerated clean energy bill.  In SB100, the new goal is 60% clean energy by 2030 and 100% by 2045.

 

Where are we now with clean energy adoption? Three of the largest utilities in the state are already providing more than 40% clean energy at very competitive prices. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) oppose SB 100 largely due to the timetable for them to comply. Leaders of the utilities have acknowledged that the technology is there to get to 100% clean energy in the state.  And, for regions such as the Peninsula and San Jose, the new Community Choice Energy (CCE) organizations offer 100% clean energy options to consumers already.

 

More information:

From Union of Concerned Scientists: LINK 

From Senator de León's office: LINK

16,000 Scientists Sign Dire Warning to Humanity Over Health of Planet: LINK

 

The following organizations have supported SB100 with statements of their own:

 

2 Individuals
350 Sacramento
Alliance Of Nurses For Healthy Environments
American Academy Of Pediatrics, California
American College Of Physicians - California Services Chapter
American Lung Association In California
American Wind Energy Association California Caucus
AquaHydrex
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Audobon California
Azul
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
California Biomass Energy Alliance
California Black Health Network
California Coastal Protection Network
California Community Choice Association
California Compost Coalition
California Conference Of Directors Of Environmental Health
California Environmental Justice Alliance
California League Of Conservation Voters
California Low Carbon Fuel And Energy Coalition
California Public Health Association - North
California Releaf
California Thoracic Society
California Wind Energy Association
CalPIRG
Carbon Cycle Institute
Center For Climate Change & Health
Center For Community Action And Environmental Justice
Center For Sustainable Energy
Center On Race, Poverty & The Environment
Ceres
City Of Santa Monica
Clean Water Action
Climate Action Campaign
Controlled Thermal Resources
Dignity Health
Earthjustice
EDF Renewable Energy
Environment California
Environmental Defense Center
Environmental Defense Fund
First Solar, Inc.
Fix The Grid Coalition
Fossil Free California
Fresno Madera Medical Society
Friends Of The Earth - Us
Health Care Without Harm
Health Group
Human Impact Partners
Imperial Irrigation District
Large-scale Solar Association
Lutheran Office Of Public Policy - California
Merced Mariposa Asthma Coalition
Natural Resources Defense Council
NextGen California
Office Of Ratepayer Advocates
Pesticide Action Network
Prevention Institute
Public Health Institute
Regional Asthma Management And Prevention
San Francisco Asthma Task Force
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Physicians For Social Responsibility
SanDiego350
Seventh Generation Advisors
Sierra Club
Solar Energy Industries Association
The Trust For Public Land
U.S. Green Building Council
Union Of Concerned Scientists
Vote Solar
Westlands Solar Park
Wholly H2O

 

Fill out the form below to endorse SB100:

Recent Endorsements:

Human Agenda , Richard Hobbs
Asian Law Alliance, , Richard Konda, Executive Director
Silicon Valley Leadership Group , Tim McRae, VP, Energy
American Muslim Voice Foundation , Samina Sundas
The Green Party of Santa Clara County , Nassim Nouri, County Council
Cool Planet Working Group, First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto , Shirley Eglington
Menlo Spark , Diane Bailey
Transition Palo Alto , Barbara Weinstein, Steering Committee
Sustainable Silicon Valley , Bruce Naegel, Dir. Metrics and Research
Sustainable San Mateo County , Adrienne Etherton, Executive Director
Sunnyvale Cool , Barbara Fukumoto, Founder and Leader
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center , Paul George, Director
Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA), , Debbie Mytels, Chair
Mothers Out Front , Linda Hutchins-Knowles & Stacy Levy, NorCal Volunteer Coordinators
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame , Mike McCord, Chair
Carbon Free Silicon Valley , James Tuleya, Chair
Carbon Free Palo Alto , Bruce Hodge
Carbon Free Mountain View , Mike Balma, Bruce Karney Board of Directors
California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) , Will Scott, Program Director
Acterra , Suds Jain, Member, Board of Directors
350 Silicon Valley , Nicole Kemeny, President