(Caballero D) Climate change: Equitable Building Decarbonization Program: Extreme Heat Action Plan.

Current Text: Amended: 3/30/2023 

Status: 10/7/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 387, Statutes of 2023.
4/17/2023-From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 10).

Summary: Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish the Equitable Building Decarbonization Program, which includes establishing a statewide incentive program for low-carbon building technologies and the direct install program to fund certain projects, including installation of energy efficient electric appliances, energy efficiency measures, demand flexibility measures, wiring and panel upgrades, building infrastructure upgrades, efficient air-conditioning systems, ceiling fans, and other measures to protect against extreme heat, where appropriate, and remediation and safety measures to facilitate the installation of new technologies. Existing law authorizes the commission to administer the direct install program through regional direct install third-party implementers, as specified. Existing law requires that the direct install program give preference to projects in buildings that meet specified criteria. The Budget Act of 2022 appropriated $112,000,000 from the General Fund for purposes of the Equitable Building Decarbonization Program.

This bill would, among other things, expressly require the commission to award grants through the program and also give preference to projects in buildings in specified regions of the state, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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