Calif. Senate Passes Renewable Energy Bill

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 5:56 PM EST) -- The California Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would require utilities by law to use solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to make up 33 percent of electricity delivered to consumers by the end of 2020.

The measure, which now heads to the State Assembly, would increase the current renewable energy requirement under California law, which is 20 percent for retail sales.

The deadline for the renewables portfolio standard for investor-owned utilities and energy service providers was Dec. 31. The present legislation would broaden the...
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