28 Sep '12, 5pm

California’s governor signs a slew of new renewable energy bills

California’s governor signs a slew of new renewable energy bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown (previously the mayor of Oakland and, before that, the governor of California) was presented yesterday with about two dozen bills from the state legislature advancing efforts to increase the state’s use of renewable energy and to reduce consumption. Brown signed 19 into law. From the Los Angeles Times : The bills include a measure by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) that directs the state to coordinate implementation of policies advancing energy security with the Department of Defense. “The health of the environment, job creation and indeed, the security of the nation, depend on how we end America’s dangerous addiction to foreign oil,” Brown said after signing SB 1409. “California and the U.S. military are working together to build a clean energy future and this bill helps make sure it happens.” Brown also signed SB 1222 by Sen. Mark Leno (D-Sa...

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