13 Apr '11, 4pm

State Roundup on Renewable Energy: California; Iowa; Colorado; New

California Governor signs 33% renewable energy standard into law; Iowa approves solar, wind tax credits; CO passes hydro bill; NY announces fuel cell incentives; Oregon mandates 5% biodiesel. --- California Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill that raises the bar on the state's renewable energy standard (RES). The bill requires the state's pubicly-owned utilities to produce or purchase 33% renewable energy by 2020. Previously, the mandate was 20% by 2010. This new RES is the most ambitious in the US by far. It was signed into law today at the opening of a new SunPower/Flextronics solar manufacturing facility in California. The facility is expected to create more than 100 renewable energy jobs . Iowa Senate Approves Solar, Wind Tax Credits Solar and wind energy tax credits passed through the Iowa Senate this month. The credits equal 30% of the cost of construct...

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