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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Happy new year, folks! We brought in 2023 with another update from our California Director, Jose Torres. Jose reviewed the various proceedings we are tracking, provided an overview of CA's budget process, and went over key dates for introducing legislation in Sacramento. This month, we are thrilled to welcome Beckie Menten to BDC's California Team as our Senior Regulatory and Policy Specialist!
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Tuesday,  November 15, 2022
Join us this month for an update from our California Director, Jose Torres on SGC's Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, the CEC's Equitable Building Decarbonization Program, Clean Energy Financing Options, and Key Sacramento Updates. Note that this was the last call of 2022. We are looking forward to seeing you all Jan 17th, 2023! 
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Tuesday,   October 18, 2022
This month our California Director, Jose Torres, provided updates on the SGC Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC), the State Implementation Plan, AB 32 Scoping Plan, the Building Decarbonization Proceeding, and key updates from the legislature. The most significant news this month was that on September 30th the AHSC program released new guidelines that propose establishing all-electric construction as the baseline for the program and to no longer fund projects that include natural gas connection infrastructure. Thank you as always for your support of the Coalition! 
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Tuesday,   September 20, 2022
Do you remember, on this 20th day of September...that we had another great California policy update from Jose Torres, our California Director! This month, find an update on the statewide proceedings that impact building decarbonization, a definitive round up of what made it into the budget, and a summary of bills passed out of the legislature. As always, thank you for being members of the coalition.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Join Jose Torres, BDC's California Director, as he walks through the latest and greatest building decarbonization updates in California. He covers various proceedings moving through the regulatory process and key legislative updates. As always, thank you for your support!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Join us this month for an update on BUILD 2.0: CA Electric Homes Program, an overview of the current state of the legislature and statewide budget updates. Grab your ruby slippers because as an added bonus, we peer behind the curtain of what goes on in the lead up to the legislature appropriations suspense file hearing. You won't want to miss this one! As always, thank you to our members for your support.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Join Jose Torres, BDC's California Director, as he walks through the latest and greatest building decarbonization updates in California. He covers various proceedings moving through the regulatory process and key legislative updates. As always, thank you for your support!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Check out the slide deck and recording for an update on the May budget revise, the AB 32 Scoping Plan, AQMD Appliance NOx Standards, key legislative updates and more! Thank you all for the work you are doing to support building decarbonization across California. Please reach out with any questions! 
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Enjoy an update from California Director, Jose Torres, on the ongoing state proceedings and key proposals related to building decarbonization.  Thank you for your continued engagement with our work, and please reach out if you have any questions! 
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Numerous bills were introduced to the California Legislature last month! Hear all about them on this month's California Policy Call! Additionally, Enjoy an update from California Director, Jose Torres, on the ongoing state proceedings and key proposals related to building decarbonization.  Thank you for your continued engagement with our work, and please reach out if you have any questions! 
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
During our second call of the year our California Director, Jose Torres, gave an update on the ongoing state proceedings and legislative work related to building decarbonization. Jose was joined by Michelle Thomas from Southern California Edison (SCE). Michelle shared an opportunity to support SCE's Building Electrification Application at the upcoming CPUC Voting Meeting (2/24 at 10am PT). In December, 2021, Southern California Edison (SCE) filed a $677 million Building Electrification Application (proceeding A.21-12-009) with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval of its 2024-2027 programs (see a summary of BE Application and the full BE Application. Thank you for your continued engagement with our work, and please reach out if you have any questions! 
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Happy new year Policy Call Attendees! California Director Jose Torres leads us through updates surrounding the Governor's Administration, Policy Proceedings and Legislative happens. We're thrilled to start a new year with our top tier members, now on Zoom! As always, thank you for your support.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2021
Thank you for joining us for policy updates from the golden state! This month, we dive into an update on proceedings, budget and legislation. And a big thank you to our Premium and Premium + Members for your support.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
It was an exciting month in Building Decarbonization policy--hear all about it! This month, we cover agencies, proceedings, legislation and budget all related to building decarbonization. This is an opportunity to reflect on what we're seeing so prepare to be amazed, stunned, excited and everything in between! As always, a big thank you to our top tier Members for your support. And don't forget to tell us about your BD Halloween costumes ;)
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
In addition to the usual updates on California proceedings, budget and legislation, surprise guest speaker Nate Kinsey with Evergreen Action gave a federal update on Build Back Better. You can access the tracker HERE and reach him directly at nate@evergreenaction.com.  Thank you for joining us every month and for your faithful support. We look forward to seeing you next month and keep decarbonizing!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Thank you for joining us for policy updates from the golden state! This month, we dive into an update on proceedings, budget and legislation. And a big thank you to our Premium and Premium + Members for your support.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Enjoy this month's deep dive of California policy! Legislative, Administrative, Budget and Rumors & Innuendo... oh my! This month we have a targeted agenda of updates. Thank you for your Premium and Premium + Support of our organization.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Things are heating up! Summer is upon us in California with record-breaking temperatures and heat advisories across the state. Beat the heat and enjoy the BDC's June Policy call! Thank you to each of you for joining us on our monthly policy calls; you are truly the people who are decarbonizing California. You won't want to miss this month's update on decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Don't let the name fool you, May's Policy Call--as ever--is hosted by Panama Bartholomy! Thank you to each of you who faithfully join us on our monthly policy calls and for your membership and support of the organization. You won't want to miss this month's update on decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
It's April, but we're not seeing very many showers, at least in California! We have some very exciting updates this month! Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities with our BDC Policy Call! Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Happy March :) As luck would have it, you can stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities with our BDC Policy Call! Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Happy February :) An impromptu discussion on the unusual weather and what it will mean for building electrification, plus our usual updates on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Member Only event! A few technical difficulties this month--thank you for sticking with us! We value your membership and your support of the organization.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Our first policy call of 2021! Starting the new year with an update on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Our last policy call of 2020! Thank you for all your support of the Coalition this year and for making our Policy Call a top-rated member benefit! Your feedback is so important to us.
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Tuesday November 17, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday October 19, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday September 15, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday August 18, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday July 21, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday June 16, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Thank you for your membership and your support of the organization. 
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Tuesday April 21, 2020
Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. New Study Alert: The Challenge of Retail Gas in California's Low Carbon Future! Have you joined BDC's Policy Sub-Committee Yet? It's not too late!
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Tuesday March 17, 2020
Special guest Greg Hale give an update on New York's path to decarbonization. Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities. Don't forget to join BDC's Policy Sub-Committee!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Our inaugural call for Premium and Premium+ Members! Stay up to date on important decarbonization proceedings, legislation and local government activities.
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