13 Apr '11, 10pm

California Commits to Clean Energy. Can the U.S. follow?

The green economy has gotten a big boost. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a groundbreaking renewable energy bill that will put California on the path to 33% renewable energy by 2020. This bill ensures a clean energy future for the State of California, and will protect the environment, public health, and economy. “Being dependent on foreign fossil fuel is not good for our economy, it’s not good for our security, and it’s not good for our climate,” the governor told AP . “We have to be bold.” The standard, called a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), gives investors confidence that there will be long-term demand for renewable energy. It commits California to long-term green job creation. Speaking at the event, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced a $1.2 billion loan guarantee for a solar project by SunPower in California. This development, like many others th...

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