California Governor Plans to Veto Senate Energy Bill; Issues Executive Order Setting 2020 Target of 33% Renewable Energy

On Friday, September 11, the California Legislature approved SB 14, which requires 20% of the state's energy to be renewable by December 31, 2013, with that figure increased to 33% by December 31, 2020. Although renewable energy has typically had strong backing by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, this week he announced his intent to veto the bill since it is overly complex and limits the amount of renewable energy that can be sourced out-of-state. Instead, the governor issued Executive Order S-21-09.

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