EPIC Updates California Energy Legislation Site

California State CapitolSan Diego (June 18, 2013) – The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) monitors California Legislation related to energy and climate change. We recently updated our online Legislative Center with a list of bills that passed out of their house of origin and are advancing through the legislature.


Notable Bills

  • Several bills related to Proposition 39 have advanced, including AB 39, AB 114, SB 39, and SB 64
  • AB 327 would make revisions to residential rates design. (See EPIC's blog post on residential rates)
  • SB 4 would regulate hydraulic fracturing.
  • AB 270 would create a website for information and data related to ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs.

For a full list of bills, see the EPIC Legislative Center.

About EPIC

The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) is an academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies how energy policy issues affect the San Diego County region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study and public education, and provides legal and policy expertise and information about efficient and environmentally responsible solutions to our future energy needs.

About University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.