After two years of hard work, supporters of California SB-43 received welcome news a few months ago when the newly-amended bill passed the Assembly Utility and Commerce committee 11-0. The victory was bipartisan, with at least one Republican member joining the others to pass the bill.
Now it is looking likely that the bill will pass the full Assembly and will go on to Governor Jerry Brown for signature, especially after PG&E, TURN, and many others withdrew their opposition. If passed and signed into law, SB-43 will become the biggest shared clean energy program in the country.
Here’s an infographic overview of why SB-43 is necessary given current restraints on access to clean energy. It shows how the bill increases access to clean energy for more residents and how it spurs economic growth in California.