Summary: 2018 saw the passage of SB100, an environmental law requiring California to get 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2045. The goal of the legislation was to catalyze the construction of new renewable sources – chiefly, wind turbines and solar farms. Powerful Central Valley agriculture – and their representative in the Capitol, Anna Caballero – crafted SB386 as an attempt to count existing hydroelectric projects as qualifying energy sources. This exemption would undermine both the goals – and the effectiveness – of SB100 and compromise California’s commitment to true climate progress. It did not receive a vote on the Senate floor.