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SB 2X: 33% Renewable Energy by 2020 (2011)


Senate Bill 2 in the First Extraordinary Session (SB 2X) would require California energy providers to buy 33 percent of their energy from clean, renewable energy sources by 2020.

SB 2X 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 required that investor-owned utilities procure 20 percent of their renewable resources by December 31st of 2010.  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 2X would remove the cap and require utilities to acquire at least 33 percent of their energy resources from renewable resources by 2020.

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

For more information, you can read the SB 2X "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 2X is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

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

News & Press Releases about SB 2X

12/27/2011 - Simitian Bills Become Law on January 1

12/07/2011 - Simitian To Be Honored as "Solar Hero"

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

05/11/2011 - Green California Lauds Simitian as ‘Environmental Champion’

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 - Senate Bill 2X signing - 33% Renewable Energy

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

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

04/11/2011 - Simitian To Attend Signing Ceremony For 33% Renewables Bill

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

03/29/2011 - California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements

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

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