Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Renewables Ballot Initiative Going Forward

The Secretary of State has given the green light to a ballot initiative being pushed by Californians for Solar and Clean Energy that would require all utilities-- not just investor owned utilities-- to meet the 20% renewable mandate by 2010.

Were this to pass (and polling indicates that it should enjoy strong support) the municipal utilities could be the ones feeling the heat.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which serves 1.4 million customers, obtained only 6% of its power from renewables in 2006.

Backers of targets for renewable energy can gather signatures [San Francisco Chronicle]