Press Releases

June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO — SunWork Renewable Energy Projects, a nonprofit working to make the adoption of solar power more economically practical for homeowners, preschools and other community organizations, is the NonProfit of the Year for Senate District 10, State Senator Bob Wieckowski announced today.

May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Seeking to continue the growth in construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that has increased under state reforms approved by the Legislature, the state Senate today passed SB 897 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to eliminate remaining barriers. The bill now goes to the Assembly for its consideration.

May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate today approved Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to have the California Energy Commission (CEC) create a carbon capture grant program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state meet its climate goals. SB 1399 passed with bipartisan support and now heads to the state Assembly.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The California State Senate passed a bill today to require landlords to provide prospective tenants an energy efficiency disclosure form before renters sign a lease. The bill, SB 1026, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would enable renters to have more information about their potential energy bills as they consider their rental options.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California living wage workers who are trying to balance today’s rising costs, while paying down yesterday’s debts, would gain greater paycheck protections under State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 1477, which passed the Senate this afternoon.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to transition California away from single-use, one-pound propane cylinders to refillable canisters that are better for the environment and safer for consumers passed the state Senate this afternoon.  

May 23, 2022

FREMONT — State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement about the passing of Robert “Spider” Cantley, the driving force for decades behind Crippsmas Place, a neighborhood holiday display of cartoon and animated movie characters that attracts thousands of visitors and raises funds for a variety of charities.  Cantley, who moved to Twain Harte about 15 years ago, passed away this weekend.  

April 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California’s sky high rental housing prices have forced many renters out of the market and pushed others to the brink. When new tenants make the unfortunate discovery that their energy expenses are much higher than expected, it can put a big dent in their budgets.

But under State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 1026, before they sign a lease, renters would be able to review an energy efficiency disclosure form to give them a more comprehensive idea of their monthly energy expenses.

April 22, 2022

Dear neighbor:

April 22 marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. It is now a global event to protect our environment and confront climate change. Below are some of the many Earth Day activities occurring in our local communities. Some events may require registration.

East Bay Regional Park District – The EBRPD has many activities at multiple locations within the district to participate. Click the link for more information.

April 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO — A bill to create carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects to help California meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets was approved today by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. SB 1399 is authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy.