You may have heard that Governor Brown signed two new laws that may further support California’s sustainability efforts. The first, AB 2565, gives residential and commercial tenants of certain buildings the right to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. And the second law, AB 2188, requires cities and counties to streamline permitting for small residential rooftop solar. For in-depth information on AB 2565 and AB 2188 and when the new laws go in effect, read our latest Green Building & Energy Technology newsletter.

The question on our minds is whether other states will follow California’s lead. Also, we’re thinking more commercial tenants than residential ones will take advantage of AB 2565 and install EV charging stations in parking spaces.