Two Sen. Hertzberg bills to fight climate change, expand access part of sweeping package signed by Gov. Newsom

Measures enhance clean energy delivery

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following after Gov. Newsom signed two bills to fight climate change by expanding access to energy sources and accelerating state capacity to meet clean energy goals.

“As a veteran of the energy crisis of the early 2000s, I know these bills will help consumers by keeping the lights on and lowering costs while reducing climate-harming effects on the environment,” Hertzberg said about Senate Bills 529 and 1174 after a press conference in Vallejo where the governor signed a package of measures to fight climate change. “As usual, Gov. Newsom is thinking of what kind of world we want to live in and I applaud him for signing both these measures to help fight climate change.”

The measures are:

SB 529 Permit to Construct Transmissions. This expedites reviews and approvals for transmission upgrades and construction to meet near-term clean energy needs and support long-term needs.

SB 1174 Clean Power Infrastructure. This directs state energy agencies to enhance transmission planning and approvals to provide the clean power California is depending on to achieve its current goal of shifting to 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

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For more information, visit Senator Hertzberg’s website and follow @SenBobHertzberg on Twitter.

Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg represents nearly one million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. Learn more at senate.ca.gov/hertzberg.

CONTACT

Ray Sotero | 916-834-1128 | ray.sotero@sen.ca.gov