Latham lawyers discuss the business implications of the new legislation.

By Tommy P. Beaudreau, Marc T. Campopiano, Michael J. Gergen, Joshua T. Bledsoe, and Jennifer K. Roy

Senate Bill 100, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 10, 2018, aims to raise California’s already ambitious renewable energy standards by 2030, with an ultimate mandate of 100% clean energy by 2045. On the same day, 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.

Lawyers from Latham & Watkins’ Environment, Land & Resources and Finance Departments discuss the business implications of SB 100 and EO B-55-18 as well as other clean energy laws, including:

  • Energy supply and demand and electricity infrastructure
  • Wholesale electricity markets
  • Carbon markets and California climate programs
  • Land use development and transportation in a low-carbon economy

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