SB 804 (Lara, 2013-14) - Conversion Technology
SB 804 would have changed the definition of Conversion Technology and could allow diversion credits for methods other than recycling and composting, including controversial waste-to-energy projects.
Position and Status: CAW opposed the bill prior to its amendment, but has no position on the current bill. It is no longer active.
This bill could have opened the door for controversial and unproven waste-to-energy conversion technologies and enable them to be counted as recycling and/or renewable energy even though most conversion technologies are designed to turn waste into fuel, which can only be used once and then the resource is destroyed.
CAW Staff Contacts: Nick Lapis (916) 443-5422.