28 Sep '12, 9pm

California Governor Signs 19 Renewable Energy Bills Into Law

California is among the only states in our fair nation to take climate policy seriously; it's recently embarked on its own cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon emissions. It's also the only state with powerful enough energy efficiency laws to keep its general electricity consumption static during a period that the other 49 saw theirs double. Bottom line; CA is ahead of the game on good green governance. Today's spate of renewable-friendly bills only furthers that point. Here's the LA Times (via Grist ): Gov. Jerry Brown signed 19 bills Thursday aimed at making it easier to provide renewable energy and conserve power in California. 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, ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/california...

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