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AB-1779 Energy resources: report.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 25229 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) The commission shall prepare a report that assesses the effect in the aggregate of the policies specified in subdivision (b) on electricity reliability and rates and whether these policies are achieving the stated environmental and economic goals of these policies. The commission shall identify and quantify any trade-offs involved if an aspect of one goal conflicts with an aspect of another goal.
(b) In the report required pursuant to subdivision (a), the commission shall assess the following policies and their implementing regulations, if any:
(1) The California Renewable Energy Resources Act of 2011 (Chapter 1 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2011), including renewable energy plant development costs, transmission costs, and back-up generation costs resulting from the implementation of the act.
(2) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code).
(3) The State Water Resources Control Board’s Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for Power Plant Cooling.
(4) The Governor’s goal to build 12,000 megawatts of localized electricity generation as described in the Governor’s “Clean Energy Jobs Plan” issued in 2011.
(5) Additional major policies that affect electricity reliability and rates, as they are implemented, including, but not limited to, the State Water Resources Control Board’s new flow criteria for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem developed pursuant Section 85086 of the Water Code.
(c) In preparing the report pursuant to subdivision (a), the commission shall consult with the Public Utilities Commission, the State Air Resources Board, the State Water Resources Control Board, and other appropriate executive branch organizations.
(d) The commission shall submit the report to the Legislature by June 30, 2015, and by June 30 annually thereafter. The commission shall also post the report on its Internet Web site.
(e) The report to be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.