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SB 14: 33% Renewable Energy by 2020 (2009)

Summary

Under current law, electric utilities are required to provide 20% of their electricity from renewable resources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal by December 31, 2010.  SB 14 would require that 33% of a utility’s electricity come from a renewable energy source by December 31, 2020.

After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.

SB 14 Resources:

 

Final Status and Text

SB 14 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Vetoed by the Governor

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 14

06/22/2011 - Simitian Honored As A "Clean Power Champion" For 2011

04/14/2011 - Signing ceremony for Simtian's 33% renewables bill

04/13/2011 - Gov. Brown signs law requiring 33% of energy be renewable by 2020

04/12/2011 - Simitian's 33% Renewable Energy Bill Signed by Governor Brown

04/12/2011 - Governor signs ambitious renewable energy legislation

03/30/2011 - Renewable-energy bill passed by Legislature

03/29/2011 - Simitian's 33% Renewable Energy Bill Clears Legislature

03/29/2011 - California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements

03/10/2011 - Why is Green Tech such a foreign concept?

02/24/2011 - Senate Passes Renewables Bill

02/23/2011 - Renewable energy 'on' switch

02/14/2011 - Energy Committee to Consider Renewables Bill

01/04/2011 - We're meeting goals on renewable energy - but they should be higher

12/08/2010 - More renewable energy demanded of state utilities - again

12/06/2010 - Simitian Reintroduces 33% Renewable Energy Bill

12/04/2010 - Democratic lawmakers will revisit bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger

03/05/2010 - Simitian pushes bill to mandate more clean energy, again

12/15/2009 - Simitian Receives Top Marks From Environmental and Senior Groups

10/11/2009 - Steinberg, Simitian Comment on Governor's Veto of Renewable Standard Bill

10/09/2009 - Steinberg & Simitian Call for Continued Talks on an Enforceable Renewable Portfolio Standard

09/16/2009 - Los Altos Town Crier: Energy bill may be boon for business

09/15/2009 - Environmentalists and Utilities Call on Governor to Sign 33% Renewable Energy Bills

09/15/2009 - Mercury News Editorial: The utility plan needs to have the weight of law

09/15/2009 - SF Chronicle Editorial: A clean-energy plan in doubt

09/14/2009 - Media Advisory: Simitian to Hold Conference Call on Renewable Energy Bill

09/14/2009 - Daily Post: Simitian Fights for Renewables

09/12/2009 - 33% Renewable Energy Bill Approved by Legislature, on its way to Governor

09/12/2009 - Sac Bee: California Legislature ready to ratchet up renewable energy targets

09/12/2009 - CA Progress Report: 33% Renewable Energy Bill Approved by Legislature

09/12/2009 - Bloomberg: California Lawmakers Pass Mandate Boosting Renewable Power

09/10/2009 - Mercury News: Push for renewable energy lauded, but divisions over details remain

09/04/2009 - San Francisco Chronicle: Charge into renewables

09/01/2009 - Mercury News Editorial: Legislature should reject utilities' demands, pass clean-energy law

08/31/2009 - Country's largest public utility supports Simitian renewable energy bill

05/21/2009 - Joe on SB 14: 33% Renewable Energy by 2020

03/31/2009 - Senate Approves 33% Renewable Energy Bill

03/31/2009 - California Senate votes for stronger renewable energy mandate

03/15/2009 - Simitian says more clean energy is urgent

02/13/2009 - Opinion: California can produce more green electricity

12/02/2008 - Simitian Pushes Renewable Energy Use: Legislation Would Require 33% by 2020