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

 

TO ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION TO SB100 ENDORSER LIST, SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK BLUE "ADD ENDORSEMENT" BOX

 

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 support SB100:

350 Bay Area - Judy Pope
350 Long Beach - Alice Stevens
350 Riverside - Katy Gurin
350 Sacramento -Laurie Litman
350 SanDiego - Joyce Lane
350 Conejo/San Fernando Valley - Alan Weiner
350 Silicon Valley - Nicole Kemeny
350 SoCal - Dan Brotman
350 South Bay Los Angeles - Sherry Lear and Damien Luzzo
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet, Julie Noblitt, Energy & Climate Program Director
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
American Academy of Pediatrics, California
American College of Physicians – California Services Chapter
America Lung Association - Bonnie Holms-Gen
American Lung Association in California
American Muslim Voice Foundation, Samina Sundas
American Wind Energy Association California Caucus
AquaHydrex
Asian Law Alliance, Richard Konda, Executive Director
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Audubon California
Azul
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
CALFACT - Tony Sirna
California Bicycle Coalition - Linda Khamoushian
California Biomass Energy Alliance
California Black Health Network
California Building and Construction Trades
California Coastal Protection Network
California Community Choice Association
California Compost Coalition
California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health
California Environmental Justice Alliance
California Interfaith Power and Light, Will Scott, Program Director
California League of Conservation Voters - Andy Kelly
California Low Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition
California Public Health Association – North
California ReLeaf
California Solar Industries Association
California Thoracic Society
California Wind Energy Association
Californians Against Waste - Nick Lapis
CalPIRG
Carbon Cycle Institute
Carbon Free Mountain View, Mike Balma, Bruce Karney, Board of Directors
Carbon Free Palo Alto, Bruce Hodge
Carbon Free Silicon Valley, James Tuleya, Chair
Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute - Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH
Center for Climate Change and Health
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Center for Environmental Health - Alvaro Casanova
Center for Food Safety
Center for Sustainable Energy
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
Ceres
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Alameda Chapter - Ted Obbard
Citizens' Climate Lobby, Pasadena Foothills chapter - Robert Haw
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, Mike McCord, Chair
City of Santa Monica
Clean Energy Fuels
Clean Power Campaign
Clean Water Action - Keith Nakatani
Climate Action Campaign - Nicole Capretz
Climate Hawks Vote - RL Miller
Coalition for Clean Air - Bill Magavern
Comite Progreso de Lamont
Comite ROSAS
Committee for a Better Arvin
Committee for a Better Shafter
Cool Planet Working Group, First Presbytarian Church, Palo Alto, Shirley Eglington
CYRQ
Climate Action Campaign
Controlled Thermal Resources SB 100 Page 5
Dignity Health
Earth Justice - Erica Martinez
EDF
EDF Renewable Energy
EnergySourceLLC
Michelle Kinman - Environment California
Environmental Defense Center - Linda Krop
Environmental Defense Fund - Lauren Navarro
Environmental Working Group - Bill Allayaud
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, Associate Pastor
First Solar, Inc.
Fix the Grid Coalition
Food & Water Watch
Fossil Free California - Deborah Silvey
Fossil Free Stanford, Rebecca Behrens
Freenfield Walking Group
Fresno Madera Medical Society
Friends of the Earth – US -Gary Hughes
Geothermal Energy Association
Green Party of Santa Clara County, Nassim Nouri, County Council
Greenlining Institute
Health Care Without Harm
Health Group
Human Agenda, Richard Hobbs, Executive Director
Human Impact Partners
IBEW
Imperial Irrigation District
Independent Energy Producers Assn.
Large-scale Solar Association
LEAD Filipino, Angelica Cortez
Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California
Menlo Spark, Diane Bailey
Merced Mariposa Asthma Coalition
Mothers Out Front Orange County - Robin Ganahl
Mothers Out Front South Bay/San Jose - Linda Hutchins-Knowles and Stacy Levy
Mono Lake Committee - Geoff McQuilkin
Natural Resources Defense Council - Victoria Rome
NextGen California - David Weiskopf
No Coal in Oakland - lora Jo Foo
Office of Ratepayer Advocates
Peninsula Democratic Coalition, Judy Plaska
Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA), Debbie Mytels, Chair
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Paul George, Director
Pesticide Action Network, Planning and Conservation League - Howard Penn
Prevention Institute
Public Health Institute
Regional Asthma Management and Prevention
San Francisco Asthma Task Force
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Save The Bay - David Lewis
Seventh Generation Advisors
Sierra Club California - Kathryn Phillips
Silicon Valley Community United, Jenny Yuan
Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Tim McRae, VP, Energy
SolEd Benefit Corp - David Kunhardt
Solar Energy Industries Association
Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Chris LeBoa
Southern California Public Power Authority
Sunflower Alliance - Shoshana Wechsler
Sunnyvale Cool, Barbara Fukumoto, Founder and Leader
Sustainable San Mateo County, Adrienne Etherton, Executive Director
Sustainable Silicon Valley Bruce Naegel, Dir. Metrics and Research
The Nature Conservancy - Jay Ziegler
The Trust for Public Land
The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club - Jack Kurzweil
Transition Palo Alto, Barbara Weinstein, Steering Committee
U.S. Green Building Council
Union of Concerned Scientists - Laura Wisland
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Jeralyn Moran
Voices for Progress - Sandra Fluke
Vote Solar - Susannah Churchill
Westlands Solar Park
Wholly H2O
8minutenergyrenewables

Opposition to SB100:
Agricultural Council of California
Agricultural Energy Consumers Association
Almond Alliance
Association of California Egg Farmers
California Association of Wheat Growers
California Bean Shippers Association
California Blueberry Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association
California Dairies Inc.
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Fresh Fruit Association
California Grain and Feed Association
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
California Pear Grower Association
California Seed Association
California Warehouse Association
Milk Producers Council
Pacific Egg & Poultry Association
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (oppose unless amended)
Southern California Edison (oppose unless amended)
Western Agricultural Processors Association
Western Growers Association

 

 

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Owen , Cooper
Indivisible CA: StateStrong , Spencer Hudson, Policy Team Lead
Indivisible Marin , Susannah Saunders
Santa Clara County Democratic Club , Rob Means
Sunnyvale Democratic Club , Mike Serrone, President
Bay Area for Clean Environment , Richard Adler
GreenTown Los Altos , Kris Jensen
Vietnamese American Roundtable , Huy Tran
John Muir Project , Christy Sherr
De Anza Associated Student Body Senate , Rani Fischer
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet , Julie Noblitt, Energy & Climate Program Director
Silicon Valley Community United , Jenny Yuan
LEAD Filipino , Angelica Cortez
Fossil Free Stanford , Rebecca Behrens
Students for a Sustainable Stanford , Chris LeBoa
Peninsula Democratic Coalition , Judy Plaska
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, UCC , Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, Associate Pastor
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto , Jeralyn Moran
Human Agenda , Richard Hobbs, Executive Director
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 Presbytarian Church, Palo Alto , Shirley Eglington
Diane , Bailey