Saturday, September 12, 2009

I agree with the Governor on out-of-state renewable energy

33% renewable is a very ambitious goal for electricity, and I don't see any good reason to restrict out-of-state supplies. From the Sac Bee:
The governor supports a requirement in the legislation that by 2020 at least 33 percent of all electrical power delivered to Californians come from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass or small-scale hydroelectric sources.
But Schwarzenegger dislikes provisions that would limit the amount of energy utilities could purchase from out-of-California providers. The governor and GOP legislators have said the restriction could sharply increase energy rates.
Matt David, Schwarzenegger's communications director, said the governor plans to veto the bills unless lawmakers return to remove the out-of-state restrictions.

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