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.

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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.

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

Zero-Emission Buses: A Unifying Solution Among 2020 Candidates

Should public transit buses purchased with federal tax dollars be required to transition to zero-emission fleets by 2029? 34 out of 36 Bay Area candidates running in 10 primary races think so. Candidates responded to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s March 2020 Primary Candidate Questionnaire provided to candidates running for local, county, and state offices …

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No Toxic Taps — Providing Safe Drinking Water to All

The Business of Building Community: The Leadership Group’s new blog series is dedicated to the community and how we, and our member companies, are serving it for the better. More than one million Californians do not have access to clean water for bathing, drinking, and other basic needs. Instead, our fellow residents must rely on …

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Clean Energy Investment in California’s Opportunity Zones

California has the opportunity to benefit from a provision in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (also known as the Trump tax package) that can grow the economy, address our housing crisis, and distribute clean energy solutions to poorer sections of the state.  However, the state has not yet taken all the …

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