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California Senate approves renewable energy legislation
Bloomberg - Feb 25
The California Senate has voted 26-11 in favor of a law that requires the state to generate a third of its electricity from renewable sources within the next decade. The bill, authored by Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), places responsibility for implementing the law on the state rather than state air regulators, which is expected to result in tighter enforcement. It also eliminates a requirement that would require utilities to only obtain energy from California sources. The bill needs to be approved by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Assembly before going into effect.
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