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Spurred by report, California Assembly approves clean energy bill; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS Report: Renewables, updated grid necessary to reduce GHGs in California; Analysis: California could generate 7% of its electricity with distributed geothermal; GE: Solar could be cheaper than fossil fuels, nuclear power in five years; California carbon law can proceed mostly unaffected by court ruling; CalISO approves renewable-friendly transmission plan; Group sues SLO county officials over Carrizo Plain solar project; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS Google, Citigroup to invest $55M each in California wind farm; Vestas gets 217MW wind turbine order in California; and SolarReserve gets $737M DOE loan guarantee for Nevada solar project.

Spurred by report, California Assembly approves clean energy bill

Public News Service - May 20

California lawmakers have approved legislation that would provide incentives to large industrial energy customers for installing on-site clean energy generators such as solar panels at their manufacturing facilities. Assembly Bill 864 passes next to Congress; the bill's supporters say it gives big businesses a government-sponsored opportunity to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations. A report on climate change by the National Academy of Sciences commissioned by Congress encouraged Assembly legislators to approve the bill, according to Public News Service.

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