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California 33% renewables bill closer to becoming law

UNITED STATES: California’s state legislature has cleared an energy bill aiming to supply one third of its electricity from renewables by the end of 2020.

California governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the 33% bill into law
California governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the 33% bill into law

The bill, which was introduced by state senator Joe Simitian, has been in the pipeline for the last four years. An earlier version of the bill was vetoed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

The bill is now expected to be signed off by governor Jerry Brown.

Simitian said: "The legislation sends a signal to renewable energy providers that California wants them here. They will respond, as they have in the past, with billions of dollars in investments that will provide jobs and tax revenues."

According to the latest Windicator, California has a wind capacity of 2,814MW.

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