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California Voters Reject 'Dirty Energy' Proposition

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, November 3 2010 under: Proposition 23, Energy Policy, California Solar

Clean energy advocates around the world (GetSolar staff, included) breathed a collective sigh of relief today. That's because Californian voters yesterday rejected Proposition 23, a measure that sought to suspend the state's Global Warming Act of 2006 and threatened to cast a shadow over California's growing clean energy sector.

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Proposition 23 Bad for California's Clean Energy Future

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, September 27 2010 under: Climate Change, AB 32, Proposition 23, Energy Policy, California Solar

One of the more polarizing propositions on the California ballot this November is Proposition 23, an initiative that aims to suspend the state's Global Warming Act of 2006 until Caifornia's unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent or below and stays there for a full year. The Global Warming Act aims to cut California's emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020.

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California Panel Affirms Strongest Renewable Energy Standard in U.S.

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, September 24 2010 under: AB 32, Proposition 23, Energy Policy, California Solar

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Thursday approved a rule requiring state utility companies to get a third of their electricity from solar power, wind and other renewable sources by 2020. While the decision is not legally binding -- and the one-third provision may be suspended if a controversial measure, Proposition 23, is passed in November -- the board's vote is a hopeful sign that California won't abandon its commitment to clean energy.

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