"Schwarzenegger Orders More Renewable Energy -- His Way"

"Sacramento -- The state's electric utilities will be required to get at least a third of their power from wind, solar and other renewable resources by 2020, under an executive order signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...

But his call for California to set the nation's toughest renewable energy standard didn't generate much enthusiasm from Democratic lawmakers and environmentalist activists, who have labored for the last nine months to pass a pair of bills that they contended would boost the development of new 'green' industries in the Golden State.

Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he would veto the Democratic bills, which were backed by some but not all of the state's utilities."

Marc Lifsher reports for the Los Angeles Times September 16, 2009.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009