Schwarzenegger Orders Renewable Energy Increase

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 4:20 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered the state's utilities to get at least a third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020 as part of a sweeping global warming plan, but disagreement remains about the best way for the state to achieve its ambitious goals.

The executive order signed Tuesday by the governor directs the California Air Resources Board to adopt regulations increasing the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33 percent by 2020, a move Schwarzenegger said would help avoid another energy crisis while...
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