Renewable Energy Fight in California

Renewable Energy Fight in California   (Click to open link)
Posted by Jacob Cohen-Donnelly on Friday, September 4, 2009

There is currently a major fight taking place in Sacramento, California about the way in which California is going to achieve the new, 33% of energy coming through renewable means by 2020. Two bills going through Assembly right now are advocating for there to be this high amount of energy created through only renewable sources by the end of the next decade. It’s causing issues, though, because of the methods in which they want it done.

There are so many ways to achieve renewable energy. California is trying to develop their own plethora or renewable energy. There are so many ways to achieve renewable energy. California is trying to develop their own plethora or renewable energy.

The utility companies want there to be flexibility in the bills because of numerous cases. First off, they want the option to import renewable energy from out of state so that they can meet the 33% bill. Furthermore, they want the opportunity to extend the 2020 deadline if they’re going to miss it. Their argument is that the markets can’t plan that far in the future and it is unfair to the utility companies to demand there be this reached deadline.

The fight is coming in from all parts. The environmentalists are worried that if the lawmakers allow this flexibility, it will prevent real change from occurring environmentally speaking and no good will come from it. Consumers are concerned that the cost of California residents’ energy bills will skyrocket. Furthermore, they’re trying to prevent these utility companies from getting the energy from elsewhere because they want to create jobs in California.

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