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List of Legisation and Report Subjects from 2004-2007

Information updated January 2008

Session Bill # Subject
2004 AB 2304 Requires the Energy Commission to report to the Legislature by November 1, annually, on expenditures and results from its renewables programs, and the funds thereof. This consolidates previously repetitive reports which were required quarterly, annually, and biannually.
2004 SB 1565 Requires the Energy Commission to develop a strategic transmission plan as part of the 2005 IEPR. The plan will identify the actions necessary to promote investments in reliability, relieving congestion, and meeting future growth in load and generation.
2005 AB 1007 Requires the Energy Commission, in parternship with the ARB, to develop a state plan to increase the use of alternative transportation fuels by June 30, 2007. The plan will include a full fuel-cycle analysis, and will set goals for alternative fuel use by 2012, 2017, and 2022. The plan will also make policy recommendations towards this goal.
2005 AB 1576 Requires the Energy Commission, as part of the 2007 IEPR, to review the progress made in implementing the performance standards adopted by the federal government regarding thermal water pollution of electrical generating facilities.
2005 AB 1585 Requires the Energy Commission to review the feasibility of a 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2020 as part of the 2007 IEPR. This includes a review of progress made toward the current 20% Standard by 2010.
2005 AB 380 Requires the Energy Commission to report to the Legislature, as part of each IEPR, the progress of each publicly-owned utility in meeting resource adequacy requirements set by the Public Utilities Commission.
2005 AB 728 Requires the Energy Commission, with the ARB, to report to the Legislature by December 31, 2008, on the impact of biogas digester pilot program on emissions, transmission grid reliability, and ratepayers.
2005 SB 71 Requires the Energy Commission to prepare a report on the Public Interest Energy Research Program for the Legislature by March 15, 2006. The report will identify research priorities, projected workload and funding through 2011, a management structure for the program, and the appropriate mix of contract consultants and state employees.
2006 AB 1632 Requires the Energy Commission, as part of the IEPR, to report on the potential vulnerability of the electricity supply with regard to disruptions at the largest generation facilities, such as aging or seismic events. the Energy Commission will also report on the costs of accumulating waste at California's nuclear powerplants, and other key policy and planning issues affecting the state's use of nuclear powerplants. To be included in the 2008 IEPR update.
2006 AB 1881 Requires the Energy Commission to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2010, on a proposed schedule for developing and adopting performance standards for landscaping irrigation devices.
2006 AB 1925 Requires the Energy Commission to prepare a report for the Legislature, included in the 2007 IEPR, with recommendations as to how the state can accelerate the adoption of carbon dioxide geological sequestration.
2006 AB 2021 Requires the Energy Commission to include in each IEPR a summary of publicly-owned utilities' annual targets and annual savings.
2006 AB 2021 Requires the Energy Commission to submit a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2008, on improving the energy efficiency and decreasing the peak demand of air-conditioners.
2006 AB 2021 Requires the Energy Commission to prepare a report estimating the statewide potential of achievable energy efficiency savings every third year, beginning November 1, 2007.
2006 AB 2160 Requires the Energy Commission to report to the Green Action Team by January 1, 2008, on ways to facilitate state building energy efficiency and resource efficient projects, including a life cycle cost analysis model. Additionally, the Energy Commission will identify obstacles to private sector commercial building energy efficiency, and will identify financial or other forms of incentives to facilitate the latter.
2006 AB 2778 Requires the Energy Commission, in consultation with the Air Resources Board, to evaluate the costs and benefits of ratepayer subsidies for renewable and clean fossil-fuel distributed generation by January 1, 2008. The evaluation will include recommendations for changes in the eligibility of fuels and technologies under the program, and whether the level of subsidy should be adjusted.
2007 AB 868 Requires the Energy Commission, in parternship with the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Air Resources Board, to conduct public hearings on the results of a study on temperature-corrected gallonage for fuel deliveries, and to report to the Legislature by December 31, 2008 regarding recommended legislation and regulations based on the results of the study.