California’s next generation of climate policies – SB 350, SB 32, & AB 693 – set ambitious and achievable goals to meet the greatest challenge of our planet, and we’re pushing these bills all the way!
Everyday air pollution makes Californians sick, and climate change is making our fight for clean air harder. We need bold policies that will protect our health and climate, and directly benefit our state’s most vulnerable communities. SB 350 will help do just that.
SB 350 will set three goals for 2030 that will beat back climate change and bring renewable energy to local communities: increase renewable energy to 50%, reduce petroleum use by 50%, and double energy efficiency.
This historic bill is nearing final passage and the oil industry is trying to block this breakthrough legislation, spending millions on advertising and lobbying hard to oppose the passage of this bill. We cannot let the oil industry and their allies in the legislature stand in the way of climate justice.
In California, petroleum use results in greenhouse gas emissions and smog-related pollution, which lead to cancer and other illnesses. Communities of color are hit first and worst. By cutting petroleum use, we can reduce air toxins that are damaging the lungs and hearts of millions of Californians.
Simultaneously, by increasing renewable energy, we are helping California transition off dirty fossil fuels permanently. SB 350 ensures that this renewable energy will get directly into overburdened communities that need it the most. Additionally, bills like AB 693 will help ensure that low-income renters residing in multifamily housing can also directly benefit from the expansion of renewable energy in our state.