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How will the state get 50% of its energy from 'renewable resources' by 2050?

January 21, 2015 | Debra Kahn, E&E reporter

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) received plenty of early support for his proposal, in his Jan. 5 inaugural speech, to get half of California’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. A lawyer who represents renewable energy developers said the media coverage of Brown’s goal has sparked interest from the public as well as renewables advocates. “I’ve gotten several calls from landowners saying, ‘I have land I’d like to lease to a wind developer, can you give me a call?'” said Jerry Bloom, chairman of the law firm Winston & Strawn’s energy practice

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Gov. Brown revives Manuel Pérez's renewable energy plan

January 5, 2015 | Tatiana Sanchez, The Desert Sun

A locally authored plan to dramatically increase the state’s renewable energy goals is regaining momentum, as part of a series of ambitious goals California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to achieve in the next 15 years.

The plan mirrors a 2013 proposal championed by then-Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, a Coachella Democrat who outlined an aggressive agenda to kick up California’s renewable energy goal to 51 percent by 2030 and require utilities to base purchases of renewable power not only on cost, but each project’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions and grid reliability

 

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a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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