Climate & Energy

About

As the importance of climate change has become increasingly clear, so has the need for a more comprehensive approach to the issue - from causes to consequences. California has a long history of enacting public policy and developing innovative technologies to prevent and overcome environmental challenges. The Climate & Energy Policy Team is proud to work at this intersection of innovation and policy; fostering solutions that benefit our region, state and nation.

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Legislative Priorities

The Climate and Energy Policy team is focused on supporting policies and legislation that encourages the development of solutions to environmental challenges. Our top policy priorities are the climate crisis; water supply reliability, infrastructure improvement, and reliable, high-quality, environmentally responsible and competitively-priced energy.

energy

Legislative Priorities

The Climate and Energy Policy team is focused on supporting policies and legislation that encourages the development of solutions to environmental challenges. Our top policy priorities are the climate crisis; water supply reliability, infrastructure improvement, and reliable, high-quality, environmentally responsible and competitively-priced energy.

Recent Wins

Measure S: Clean, Safe Water for Santa Clara County (2020)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Rule (2019)
Safe Drinking Water for All Act
Proposition 68: Clean Water and Safe Parks Act (2018)
Water Management Planning (2018)
Zero-Carbon Energy Supply by 2045
Electrical and Gas Corporations: Energy Efficiency: Financing Options: Industrial and Agricultural Processes (2018)
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Rental Property
Clean Truck Act
Zero-Emissions Buildings
Wildfire Measures
Cap-and-Trade (2017) (AB 398)
Measure AA (2016)
SB 32 & AB 197 (2016)

Events

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Climate & Energy Committees

To learn more about joining the Policy Committees, please contact us at [email protected]

Latest News

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas Applauds President Biden’s Signature of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation — New Measure Will Broaden Access to Broadband, Provide Critical Funding for Regional Transportation Priorities, and Invest in Power Infrastructure Upgrades

SAN JOSÉ, CA (Nov 15, 2021) —Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. “SVLG applauds President Biden and Congressional leaders for today’s signing ceremony to celebrate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. The enactment of this comprehensive package will help …

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Governor Gavin Newsom Touts Historic +$100 Billion Investments, Public-Private Partnerships as Key to Revitalizing California’s Post-Pandemic Innovation Economy — In Anticipation Of Federal Approval of COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Aged 5-11, San Jose County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody Outlines Comprehensive Plans to Vaccinate the County’s 160,000+ Eligible Children

SAN JOSÉ, CA (October 29, 2021) — California Governor Gavin Newsom today spoke to the Administration’s bold plans to shore up the Golden State’s innovation economy and create greater shared economic value for all Californians at the 2021 Annual Forum, presented by Amazon. While touting the state’s historic investments of more than $100 billion in …

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