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SB 971 - An Act to Amend Section 25740 of the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.13, 399.14, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

Renewable energy resources. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing board. The existing Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program) requires a retail seller of electricity, as defined, and local publicly… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing board. The existing Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program) requires a retail seller of electricity, as defined, and local publicly owned electric utilities to purchase specified minimum quantities of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, for specified compliance periods. The specified minimum quantities of electricity products are based upon a percentage of the utility’s total retail sales of electricity in California.

This bill would revise the RPS program so that the specified minimum quantities of electricity products required to be procured are based upon a percentage of the utility’s net program retail sales of electricity in California. The bill would define “net program retail sales” of electricity as being the total retail sales of electricity by the retail seller or local publicly owned electric utility within California, minus those retail sales where the load was met by noneligible hydroelectric generation, as defined.

The Renewable Energy Resources Program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 33% of net program retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on April 24, 2012. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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An Act to Amend Section 25740 of the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.13, 399.14, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

SB 971 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing board. The existing Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program) requires a retail seller of electricity, as defined, and local publicly owned electric utilities to purchase specified minimum quantities of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, for specified compliance periods. The specified minimum quantities of electricity products are based upon a percentage of the utility’s total retail sales of electricity in California.

This bill would revise the RPS program so that the specified minimum quantities of electricity products required to be procured are based upon a percentage of the utility’s net program retail sales of electricity in California. The bill would define “net program retail sales” of electricity as being the total retail sales of electricity by the retail seller or local publicly owned electric utility within California, minus those retail sales where… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing board. The existing Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program) requires a retail seller of electricity, as defined, and local publicly owned electric utilities to purchase specified minimum quantities of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, for specified compliance periods. The specified minimum quantities of electricity products are based upon a percentage of the utility’s total retail sales of electricity in California.

This bill would revise the RPS program so that the specified minimum quantities of electricity products required to be procured are based upon a percentage of the utility’s net program retail sales of electricity in California. The bill would define “net program retail sales” of electricity as being the total retail sales of electricity by the retail seller or local publicly owned electric utility within California, minus those retail sales where the load was met by noneligible hydroelectric generation, as defined.

The Renewable Energy Resources Program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 33% of net program retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 25740 of the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.13, 399.14, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.
Author(s)
Anthony Cannella
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Renewable energy resources
Major Actions
Introduced1/18/2012
Referred to Committee
Failed passage in Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/24/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/24/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications4/24/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/24/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
5 voted YES 7 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsReconsideration granted.4/24/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
13 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsSet, second hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.4/24/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
13 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/18/2012
1/18/2012Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
1/19/2012From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 18.
2/02/2012Referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
3/02/2012Set for hearing March 20.
3/19/2012Hearing postponed by committee.
3/27/2012Set for hearing April 17.
4/16/2012Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
4/17/2012Set for hearing April 24.
select this voteVote4/24/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
select this voteVote4/24/2012Reconsideration granted.
4/24/2012Set, second hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 5. Noes 7. Page 3303.) Reconsideration granted.
select this voteVote4/24/2012Set, second hearing. Failed passage in Committee. Reconsideration granted.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.3 times as much
$108,196
$88,900
$118,754
$48,366
$0
$296,977
$67,178
$203,575
$931,946
$205,150
$35,409
$43,400
$0
$283,958
14 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

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An Act to Amend Section 25740 of the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.13, 399.14, 399.15, and 399.30 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

14 organizations supported this bill

Association of California Water Agencies
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Chamber of Commerce
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Farm Bureau Federation
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California League of Food Processors
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
city of merced
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Merced County
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Merced Irrigation District
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
modesto irrigation district
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Northern California Power Agency
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
power and water resources pooling authority
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Redding Electric Utility
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Turlock Irrigation District
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

9 organizations opposed this bill

California Hydropower Reform Coalition
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Public Utilities Commission
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Wind Energy Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Independent Energy Producers Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Large-Scale Solar Association
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sierra Club California
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
The Utility Reform Network
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 24). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2012, April 13). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office during the 2011-2012 California State Legislature, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$37,189$3,000
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$57,150$7,000
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$41,400$4,500
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$29,153$5,500
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,000$1,000
Lou CorreaDCA-34$26,006$5,000
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$19,400$2,500
Bob DuttonRCA-31$18,150$5,750
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$32,050$8,900
Noreen EvansDCA-2$14,400$6,009
Jean FullerRCA-18$48,700$20,400
Ted GainesRCA-1$34,756$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$5,000$7,900
Tom HarmanRCA-35$15,100$1,500
Ed HernandezDCA-24$41,096$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$44,100$6,000
Christine KehoeDCA-39$16,900$3,800
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$13,750$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$5,350$3,750
Ted LieuDCA-28$27,700$26,100
Carol LiuDCA-21$9,475$1,000
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$16,370$1,500
Alex PadillaDCA-20$39,450$40,850
Fran PavleyDCA-23$8,150$39,000
Curren PriceDCA-26$25,250$2,000
Michael RubioDCA-16$44,888$15,500
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$4,500$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$6,500$10,400
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$26,532$18,200
Tony StricklandRCA-19$23,490$5,000
Juan VargasDCA-40$31,700$3,000
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$32,050$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$10,175$3,500
Rod WrightDCA-25$54,267$13,100
Mark WylandRCA-38$15,050$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$19,700$2,500
Kevin de LeonDCA-22$35,050$9,800

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$37,189$3,000
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$57,150$7,000
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$41,400$4,500
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$29,153$5,500
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$2,000$1,000
Lou CorreaDCA-34$26,006$5,000
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$19,400$2,500
Bob DuttonRCA-31$18,150$5,750
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$32,050$8,900
Noreen EvansDCA-2$14,400$6,009
Jean FullerRCA-18$48,700$20,400
Ted GainesRCA-1$34,756$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$5,000$7,900
Tom HarmanRCA-35$15,100$1,500
Ed HernandezDCA-24$41,096$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$44,100$6,000
Christine KehoeDCA-39$16,900$3,800
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$13,750$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$5,350$3,750
Ted LieuDCA-28$27,700$26,100
Carol LiuDCA-21$9,475$1,000
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$16,370$1,500
Alex PadillaDCA-20$39,450$40,850
Fran PavleyDCA-23$8,150$39,000
Curren PriceDCA-26$25,250$2,000
Michael RubioDCA-16$44,888$15,500
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$4,500$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$6,500$10,400
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$26,532$18,200
Tony StricklandRCA-19$23,490$5,000
Juan VargasDCA-40$31,700$3,000
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$32,050$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$10,175$3,500
Rod WrightDCA-25$54,267$13,100
Mark WylandRCA-38$15,050$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$19,700$2,500
Kevin de LeonDCA-22$35,050$9,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Gas & electric utilities$296,977
Electric power utilities$203,575
Food & beverage products and services$118,754
Water utilities$108,196
Chambers of commerce$88,900
Farm organizations & cooperatives$67,178
Manufacturing$48,366
Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
Energy production & distribution$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Alternate energy production & services$205,150
Independent power generation & cogeneration$43,400
Environmental policy$35,409
Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
Energy, natural resources & environment$0
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