Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Official

Arnold has declared by Executive Order that California's utilities will now need to get 33% of their power from renewable sources by 2020.

On its face, this seems like an environmentally progressive move, but everyone from environmentalists to labor is not happy about the way it was done, and even though the new standard is legally authorized under AB 32, questions remain about how much force of law it will have after the Governor leaves office.

One of several stories on the announcement is in the Los Angeles Times: