California Senate Approves Rules For Renewable Energy

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has approved a law setting rules for how utilities can meet the state’s ambitious goal to draw a third of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal within 10 years.

Senators on Thursday approved SB2X by Sen. Joe Simitian, a Democrat from Palo Alto, on a 26-11 vote.

Utilities already are required to meet the 33 percent goal through an executive order from former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He vetoed a similar Simitian bill in 2009 that would have forced utilities to get most of their renewable power from California sources. The governor said that was not practical.

The new bill strips that requirement but enshrines the goal in state law, rather than leaving it up to air regulators to implement.

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  1. Bryan Conover says:

    Good to know another democrat found ANOTHER way to extract more money from each and every household in CA…Utility companies can only meet the ambitious goal to draw a third of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal within 10 years by doing what?

    RAISING ALL OF OUR RATES THROUGH THE ROOF !!…They never use saving to expand or develop.

    And we all know that raising utility rates is another channel of revenue for the City of Los Angeles

    The DWP collects over $500,000,000 Dollars annually and dumps it into the cities general fund on top of the 10% City Utility tax…On top of the manipulated sold waste fee that was supposed to have paid for more LAPD Officers starting 5 years ago.

    Never trust a democrat…Their only motivation is more regulation with greater taxation WITHOUT representation.

    Fiscal year 2012 the City of Los Angeles is facing a $500,000,000 budget shortfall….Democrat leaders at their finest?

    Vote these parasites out of office.

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