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CA Legislature Enviroment Round-up from NRDC

September 29, 2009

NRDC’s Switchboard blog has a good summary of what the California Legislature has been doing in terms of environmental legislation. Most important is SB 14 and AB 64 which would require California utilities to receive 33% of their power for renewable sources by 2020. The Governatur has threatened to veto both, saying that the bills’ provision that most of the renewable energy most come from in-state was… er… bad. Of course, getting all of the renewable from in-state sources would be unreasonable but the provision would make sure that at least some of the green jobs created by the measure would go to Californians, a worthy goal. Schwarznegger has said he will issue an executive order to the same effect, except without the in-state requirement and possibly including hydroelectric and nuclear under the renewable umbrella. An executive order also wouldn’t have the force of law and could be repealed by the next governor. All in all, just a silly idea, although he hasn’t actually done it yet.

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  1. October 18, 2009 6:08 am

    Great article! We love CA and its eco friendly ways:

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