Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Efficiency Standards
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

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Opposing energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing a 50% energy efficiency target in SB 350 (Joint letter to California State Senate members, June 2015)

Extract from Source:

The California Chamber of Commerce and above listed organizations respectfully OPPOSE SB 350 (de Leon), which has been labeled as a JOB KILLER. As introduced, SB 350 is an arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum use by 50% by 2030, increasing the current Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030 and increasing energy efficiency in buildings by 50% by 2030, without regard to the impact on individuals, jobs and the economy. [...] In addition to the 50% reduction in petroleum, SB 350 also seeks to increase the current Renewable Portfolio standard from 33% to 50% as well as increasing energy efficiency in buildings to 50%. Both of these policies will significantly increase costs to ratepayers. California’s energy price per kilowatt hour is among the highest in the nation and our energy efficiency standards are among the strongest. Given the cost of upgrading current energy efficiency standards, while at the same time increasing the cost of energy, makes California’s businesses less competitive.

Created: 19/04/2017 Last edited: 19/04/2017

 

Opposing energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing a 50% energy efficiency target in SB 350 (Letter to California State Senators, September 2015)

Extract from Source:

The California Chamber of Commerce and above listed organizations respectfully OPPOSE SB 350 (de Leon), which has been labeled as a JOB KILLER. As amended September 4, 2015, SB 350 is an arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum use by 50% by 2030, increasing the current Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030 and increasing energy efficiency in buildings by 50% by 2030, without regard to the impact on individuals, jobs and the economy. [...] IMPACTS ON ENERGY COSTS In addition to the 50% reduction in petroleum, SB 350 also seeks to increase the current Renewable Portfolio standard from 33% to 50% as well as the doubling of energy savings. As we understand it, there are positive negotiations surrounding the Renewable portfolio standard section of this legislation. At the same time, while we support energy efficiency, the aggressive goals set in SB 350 will hit every homeowner and business in the state. The cost of upgrading current energy efficiency standards, coupled with high per kilowatt hour energy costs, makes California’s businesses less competitive.

Created: 19/04/2017 Last edited: 19/04/2017