05 Apr '11, 12am

California Utilities Nearly Hit Renewable Targets: The big three California utilities did not hit the goal of

California Utilities Nearly Hit Renewable Targets: The big three California utilities did not hit the goal of

The big three California utilities did not hit the goal of getting 20 percent of their power from new renewables, but they came really close. The California Public Utilities Commission issued its quarterly report today and noted that Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric obtained 17.9 percent of their power from "new" renewables (renewable energy sources not including large hydropower) in 2010, up from 15.4 percent in 2009. SCE, the largest of the group, had the largest percentage of renewable power at 19.4 percent. PG&E followed with 17.7 percent while SDG&E lagged with 11.9 percent. Still, it was a good showing. Since 2008, the three utilities have said that it would be unlikely that any of them would hit the mark. California's renewable law includes a grace period that allows them to comply by 2013. That likely won't be necessar...

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