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AB-284 Energy: Road to 2050 Board: reporting.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 71090 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 To ensure that the interests of the people of California are served, the Chair of the State Air Resources Board shall convene the Road to 2050 Board consisting of all of the following:
(a) The Secretary of the Business Consumer Services.
(b) The Secretary of Food and Agriculture.
(c) The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.
(d) The Secretary of Transportation.
(e) The Chair of the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
(f) The President of the Public Utilities Commission.

SEC. 2.

 Section 71091 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of this section, “2050 goal” means the goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 percent from 1990 emission levels by 2050.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, and pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, by January 31, 2016, and by January 31 of each even-numbered year thereafter, the Road to 2050 Board shall submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature on the impacts to California of global warming, including impacts to water supply, public health, agriculture, coastline, and forestry, and shall prepare and report on mitigation and adaptation plans to combat these impacts. The report shall contain all of the following:
(1) An overview of the overall reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases as a result of California’s environmental and energy policies, then to date.
(2) Milestones to represent the progress needed to achieve the 2050 goal, an evaluation of what is reasonably possible, and if a change in course of action is appropriate.
(3) Descriptions of all programs and policies using currently available technologies to achieve the 2050 goal.
(4) The best process for reducing carbon emissions from electrical generation that ensure cost-effectiveness and reliability.
(5) Methods to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from homes, farms, and industrial and commercial structures.
(6) Reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases from sources of transportation, then to date.
(c) (1) The report shall be used to establish consistent metrics to be used for quantifying emissions of greenhouse gases and reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and assessing the costs and benefits of each emission reduction program.
(2) The report shall be based on policies currently in effect based on existing infrastructures and technologies.
(3) The report shall include a marginal cost curve analysis on each program to provide an assessment of the cost-effectiveness of the program.
(4) The report shall identify any statutory changes, policy gaps, limitations in statutes, or conflicting policies among state agencies that are needed to or prevent the ability to, optimize the objectives of the state’s energy and environmental policies.
(d) The report shall be used, on an advisory basis, to guide key infrastructure decisionmaking processes and policies at the local and statewide level.
(e) The Chair of the State Air Resources Board shall convene at least one public meeting to take public comments on each report.