Monday, January 08, 2007

Upping the Ante on Renewables.

California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine thinks California's renewable energy mandate doesn't go far enough. Despite the fact that is has been well documented that utilities are not in a position to meet the current mandate of 20% renewables by 2010, Levine wants to see 33% by 2020!

AB 94 would apply to power supplies for PG&E ,Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

According to Levine, who chairs the Assembly's Utilities and Commerce Commission:

"In a year when health care promises to be a central issue for the legislature and the governor, the delivery of electricity generated by renewable resources will reduce pollution throughout the state because of the decreased need to burn fossil fuels..."

Well-intentioned legislation, political grandsstanding, or pure fantasy? You be the judge...

California bill would raise renewable energy goal [Reuters]