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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.


Final Status and Text

SB 722 is no longer active.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 722

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 - 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


06/18/2010 - 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