Senate Bill 100, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 10, 2018, increases California’s already ambitious renewable energy standards by 2030, with an ultimate mandate of 100% clean energy by 2045. On the same day, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-55-18, which sets a target of climate neutrality for the state by 2045.
These developments, as well as other clean energy legislation recently signed into law, represent a major step in California's long history as a national and global leader on clean energy and climate policy, and will have large-scale implications for electricity supply and demand and electricity infrastructure, wholesale electricity markets, land use development, and more.
Please join lawyers from Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources and Finance Departments for a discussion on the business implications of SB 100 and Executive Order B-55-18 as well as other clean energy laws, including:
- Energy supply and demand and electricity infrastructure
- Utility-scale wind and solar development, including offshore wind
- Distributed energy resources
- Transmission lines for renewable integration
- Role of fossil fuel power plants and pipelines in a low carbon future (including renewable natural gas)
- Wholesale electricity markets
- Addressing the "duck curve"
- Future "regionalization" of the western energy market
- Carbon markets and California climate programs
- Implications for cap-and-trade
- Financing related incentives programs
- Land use development and transportation in a low-carbon economy
- Implications for commercial/residential development
- Zero net energy homes
- Electrification of the vehicle fleet
Tommy Beaudreau, Partner, Washington, D.C.
Marc Campopiano, Partner, Orange County
Michael Gergen, Partner, Washington, D.C.
Joshua Bledsoe, Counsel, Orange County
Jennifer Roy, Associate, San Diego
Please register to attend.
For questions, please email Chris Hei.