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California Senate Oks Renewable Energy Bill

The state Senate acted Thursday to require California utilities to boost their use of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to a third of total supply by the year 2020. California law already requires utilities to get a fifth of their power from renewable energy. If this measure becomes law, utilities will be forced to lean even more heavily on green power. Supporters said the 33% target for renewables would put California ahead of the rest of the country in green-energy use.

2/24 LA Times