in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

Last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., said he would veto two renewable energy bills that were passed by the California Legislature. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the governor has followed through on the threat.

The bills would increase the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 33% by 2020. The governor supports the aggressive RPS and even signed an executive order in September establishing a 33% standard.

However, Schwarzenegger says he disapproves of a provision in the Legislature's bill that would limit the amount of renewable power that utilities could buy from other states. The new rules, established by the California Air Resources Board, do not limit the amount of power that California can buy from out-of-state utilities.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008