SB 722: 33% Renewable Energy by 2020 (2010)
Senate Bill 722 would require California energy providers to buy 33 percent of their energy from clean, renewable energy sources by 2020.
SB 722 provides a clear statutory directive for private and public utilities to reach 33 percent renewable energy use, and provides the flexibility necessary to acquire that energy in the coming decade.
Current law requires that investor-owned utilities procure 20 percent of their renewable resources by December 31st of this year. Existing law also, however, “caps” the amount of renewable energy that the Public Utilities Commission can order a utility to buy or build at 20 percent. SB 722 would remove the cap and require utilities to acquire at least 33 percent of their energy resources from renewable resources by 2020.
- Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) report Renewable Energy Requirements
Final Status and TextSB 722 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Did not pass the Legislature
You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.
News & Press Releases about SB 72206/22/2011 - 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 - Governor signs ambitious renewable energy legislation
04/12/2011 - Simitian's 33% Renewable Energy Bill Signed by Governor Brown
03/30/2011 - Renewable-energy bill passed by 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
12/16/2010 - Take three for 33 by 2020
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
08/29/2010 - Green goal line in sight: 33 percent renewable electricity bill nearing key votes
07/24/2010 - Time to end fight over renewables
06/26/2010 - Renewable energy: Pass SB 722
06/24/2010 - 33% RENEWABLE ENERGY BILL PASSES FIRST HURDLE
06/18/2010 - California renewable power bill passes first test
03/05/2010 - Simitian pushes bill to mandate more clean energy, again
03/04/2010 - Simitian Reintroduces 33% Renewable Energy Bill