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What's New - AB 32, SB 375 and Commercial Recy

  1. 1. What’s New: Updates and Resources to Help Understand AB 32, Commercial Recycling, and Financing Energy Efficiency California Contract Cities Association Annual Fall Conference – 2010 Yvonne Hunter, Institute for Local Government Richard Niño, Burrtec Waste Industries
  2. 2. www.ca-ilg.org Sustainability Update: What’s New? California Contract Cities Association Annual Fall Conference Yvonne Hunter, Program Director Institute for Local Government October 30, 2010
  3. 3. www.ca-ilg.org About the Institute Who: • Research & Education Affiliate of the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties Mission: • Promoting Good Government at the Local Level
  4. 4. www.ca-ilg.org ILG Resources for Local Agencies and California Communities
  5. 5. www.ca-ilg.org AB 32 and SB 375 • Quick overview of both laws. • What happens if Proposition 23 passes?
  6. 6. www.ca-ilg.org AB 32 – Reduce California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 1990 Levels by 2020 1990 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector 427 MMTCO2e Net Emissions Source: Air Resources Board
  7. 7. www.ca-ilg.org • Landfills Owners • Municipal Electric Utilities • Commercial Recycling How Does AB 32 Directly Impact Cities and Counties?
  8. 8. www.ca-ilg.org AB 32 and the “Transportation Sector” 30% of All Emissions • New vehicle technology & lower carbon fuel help. • But not enough to meet 2020 AB 32 emissions limit.
  9. 9. www.ca-ilg.org AB 32 and SB 375 • AB 32 relies on regional planning required by SB 375 to help achieve necessary greenhouse gas reductions from transportation sector • ARB adopts regional greenhouse gas targets in September.
  10. 10. www.ca-ilg.org Proposition 23 on November 2010 Ballot • Suspends AB 32 • Prohibits state agencies from proposing, adopting, or enforcing regulations “implementing” AB 32… until… • California unemployment rate is 5.5% or less for 4 consecutive quarters • What does this mean?
  11. 11. www.ca-ilg.org ILG Resources to Learn More • Understanding AB 32’s Impacts on Local Government: A Local Official’s Guide • Understanding California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375): A Local Official’s Guide • Listen to ILG September 8 Webinar www.ca-ilg.org/AB32-SB375LegalAnalysis • Understanding AB 32’s Impacts on Local Government: A Local Official’s Guide • Understanding California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375): A Local Official’s Guide • Listen to ILG September 8 Webinar www.ca-ilg.org/AB32-SB375LegalAnalysis
  12. 12. www.ca-ilg.org Commercial Recycling Methane from improperly managed landfills is a strong greenhouse gas. • ILG develops voluntary sample commercial recycling ordinance. • AB 32 Scoping Plan includes mandatory commercial recycling component. • CalRecycle developing regulations.
  13. 13. www.ca-ilg.org ILG Commercial Recycling Resource Center – Sample Commercial Recycling Ordinance – Examples of education and outreach materials – Webinars on commercial recycling programs www.ca-ilg.org/commercialrecycling
  14. 14. Ø Emission reductions through Recycling AB 32 and Commercial Recycling
  15. 15. Ø Implement a Commercial Recycling Program Ø Businesses Generating 4 yards or More Ø New or Expanded Program Ø Education and Outreach Ø Monitoring Progress Ø High Value Recyclables Regulation Requirements
  16. 16. Ø November 2nd – Prop 23 Ø December 2010 – Cost Model & Revised Draft Language Ø January 2011 – Stakeholder Workshop Ø Spring 2011 – ARB Hearing Ø January 1, 2012 – Effective Date Ø July 1, 2012 – Implementation Date Key Dates and Timeline
  17. 17. Commercial Recycling Programs Ø Source Separation Ø Select Load Processing Ø Subsidized Programs Ø Tiered Pricing Ø Buy Back Programs
  18. 18. Ø Scavenging Ø Cost Impacts Ø Identity Theft Ø Litter Control Ø Space Constraints Ø 3rd Party Recycling Challenges
  19. 19. Commercial Recycling: Issues to Consider Ø Enforcement Ø Open versus Franchised System Ø Franchised or Contracted Hauler Role
  20. 20. What’s Next? Ø Prop 23 Outcome Ø Preliminary Impact (4-yd Accounts) Ø Current Compliance Assessment Ø Diversion Requirements Ø City’s Goals and Emphasis Ø Sample Ordinance Ø Institute For Local Government: Ø http://www.cailg.org Ø Implementation
  21. 21. www.ca-ilg.org Financing Energy Efficiency • Saving energy saves money • Energy Commission programs • Utility financial incentives • Work with local energy utility
  22. 22. www.ca-ilg.org PACE Program Update • PACE: Property Assessed Clean Energy program • Voluntary for cities/counties, residents and businesses • Cost to finance energy efficiency+solar stays with property
  23. 23. www.ca-ilg.org Impact of Freddie and Fannie on PACE Programs in California - Suspended indefinitely? - Lawsuits pending PACE ?
  24. 24. www.ca-ilg.org Where to Find Information About Energy Financing Resources Institute for Local Government www.ca-ilg.org/ghgfinance
  25. 25. www.ca-ilg.org Recognizing Local Leadership
  26. 26. The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) is a new alliance to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. SEEC is a collaboration between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor Owned Utilities.
  27. 27. The Beacon Award Recognizes … • Cities and counties that – Reduce greenhouse gas emissions – Save energy – Adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability • Silver, Gold and Platinum Beacon Awards to recognize and celebrate local agency achievements
  28. 28. Why Participate in the Beacon Award? • Showcase Local Leadership • Recognition for: – Saving energy – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions – Adopting sustainability policies and programs ● Shine A Bright Light On Your Agency’s Accomplishments
  29. 29. FOR MORE INFORMATION California Climate Action Network Institute for Local Government Yvonne Hunter Lindsay Buckley 916-658-8242 916-658-8202 yhunter@ca-ilg.org lbuckley@ca-ilg.org www.ca-ilg.org/BeaconAward
  30. 30. Questions?

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