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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:59 PM
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California Raises Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard to 33% by 2020
http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNAGO404.htm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday signed an Executive Order (EO) directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt regulations increasing Californias Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 33 percent by 2020 - first established by the Governors directive last year.

The Governors Executive Order upholds Californias leadership in environmental policies and builds on AB 32 goals by ensuring California will have the flexibility needed to use renewable energy sources for 33 percent of our states energy consumption by 2020. The Governor says yesterdays action will provide clear, permanent direction for creation, delivery and servicing of Californias renewable energy projects, which will help avoid another energy crisis while achieving our renewable energy goals.

Three years ago, I signed AB 32 and committed California to roll back our greenhouse gas emissions a nation-leading 25 percent by 2020. Weve made a lot of progress since then, but we still have a lot of work to do to reach our goals, said Governor Schwarzenegger. So I am taking action today to make sure California remains a pioneer in clean energy and clean jobs and directing the California Air Resources Board to enact regulations to reach our 33 percent renewable energy standards by 2020. With this investment in renewable energy projects, California has a bright energy future ahead that will help us fight climate change while driving our states green economy.

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:04 PM
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1. You've got to admire their childlike enthusiasm for doing the right thing on a budget of $0 n/t
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:12 PM
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2. What "right thing?" Dumping responsibility for their own actions on each subsequent generation?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:12 PM by NNadir
They didn't accomplish their "by 2003" ZEV "mandate" either.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr012601.htm

Their governor is a fantasy character who has done zero to effect responsibility in California.

Their plan for the climate is going to be exactly what it has been. Burn dangerous natural gas, then burn dangerous natural gas, and then burn more dangerous natural gas, at least when they're not burning gasoline.

There is NOT ONE dumb fundie anti-nuke anywhere who does anything, year after year after year after year after year after year after year, ad infinitim other than do soothsaying.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:19 PM
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3. I though you had a legitimate complaint, then saw it was you.
You're just pissed 'cause it's solar and not Nnuke-u-lur.

If you're agin' it, I'm all in. Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! GO CA!!!!
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:56 PM
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4. ZEV problems come down solely to battery costs.
The status of CA's ZEV program isn't as bad as you imply with your language: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/zevprog/zevreview/zev_revi...
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