Calif. Renewable Energy Bill Heads To Gov.

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT) -- California's state assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would require public and private utilities to receive at least 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, putting it one step away from enactment.

Assembly members voted 55 to 19 to approve the bill, sending it to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. If the bill is enacted, utilities will have until 2020 to meet its targets.

The Democrat-controlled state senate voted 26 to 11 in favor of the bill, known as S.B. 2X, in February.

“This bill establishes...
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