SB 100 Victory in Assembly CommitteesSB 100, which requires California to generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, has had two readings in the Assembly Appropriations committee.  During the summer recess July 21-August 21, the Legislative Committee and other environmental groups will be visiting legislative offices to garner support.

The bill, authored by State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), has, so far, found bipartisan support, but its passage is not assured. Revisions as of July 18 have softened the language of the bill, but sources say that the goal of 100 per cent renewables by 2045 is still the intent of the bill. Activists from 350 Bay Area, Fossil Free California, and their allies showed up on Wednesday July 12 and Thursday July 13 to support the bill in Assembly committees. And, Kathy Dervin from 350 Bay Area’s Legislative Committee dropped off 100 “YES on 100” postcards at Senator de Leon’s office.

The photo shows some of our legislative team being thanked by Senator de Leon on July 13, when the bill passed in Natural Resources 7-0 with 2 Republicans abstaining.  One of those Republicans, Rocky Chavez, said that although he is passing today, he thinks the goals of the bill are important and good for jobs, and he wants to vote for the bill.

The next Legislative Committee Meeting on August 13 will focus on SB 100.