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Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Announcements

Rafi Karim

GAC Chair

rkarim@aeieng.com

 

California Legislature Passes Energy Efficiency Measures

 

On September 13 the California Legislature recessed for the year; before concluding, legislators sent several energy efficiency measures to Governor Gavin Newsom. These bills include AB 1232, concerning energy efficiency and affordable housing, and AB 684, concerning electric vehicle charging infrastructure. AB 1232 would require the Department of Community Services and Development to coordinate with the California Energy Commission and the State Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity to develop best practices for the Energy Efficiency Low-Income Weatherization Program and establish annual targets for statewide energy efficiency savings from the program. Meanwhile, AB 684 would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop building standards regarding the installation of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure for commercial and multifamily residential buildings. Both bills are expected to be signed by the governor.