Skip to comments.Governor (SchwarzenKennedy) seeks delay in renewable energy rule
Posted on 07/21/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked the states air-quality enforcers to postpone a rule to require 33 percent of the power used by utilities to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy.
Schwarzenegger asked the Air Resources Board to delay until September its adoption of the new regulation, which had been expected this month.
The Republican governor said he made the request because of ongoing discussions with legislative leaders to develop a bill that I can sign. If those negotiations dont prove fruitful, the ARB will be ready and able to adopt the regulations at that time (in September), the governor wrote in a July 15 letter to ARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols. The letter in its entirety can be viewed here.
The governors action is the latest in a series of confusing twists and turns related to what is called the Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS, which sets a benchmark for the amount of clean-energy power used by Californias major utilities. The existing law requires a 20 percent RPS by this year a target that no utility has met.
The dispute is not over the 33 percent benchmark, although that figure has drawn the most public attention. Rather, it is over the source of the renewable energy, where it can be procured and to what extent Californias renewable companies will provide it.
Generally, the administration favored allowing a greater proportion of out-of-state renewable energy than do environmentalists, who contend it is harder to verify the out-of-state power as truly green.
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Now feed it.
We put on the ballot for Nov to vote for this and he opposed the ballot about 6 weeks ago.
HOPE the Californians like the CHANGE that leaves them sweating in the dark without safe food storage.
Of course,I suppose IF they turn off everything except the refrigerator food might be saved.
This sort of thing is only slightly more sensible than legislating that Pi equals 3, even.
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