REAP Urges Governor Jerry Brown To Sign SB 2X; Simitian Bill Requires Big Utilities To Meet 33% Renewable Energy Standard by 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to yesterday's vote in the California State Assembly which has sent SB 2X (Simitian) to Governor Jerry Brown's desk, Jim Gonzalez, Chair of the Renewable Energy Accountability Project (REAP), sent Governor Jerry Brown an open letter.
SB 2X would establish in law the requirement that private and public utilities obtain at least 33% of their electricity they sell from renewable energy sources by 2020.
In the letter, Gonzalez, on behalf of REAP, urged Governor Brown to sign SB 2X into law, stating, "Enacting SB 2X will send a strong message to the big utilities to stop spending tens of millions of dollars on propaganda campaigns to derail clean renewable energy in order to continue relying on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The lessons of the past year, as evidenced by coal sludge disasters, the BP Gulf oil spill, and the ongoing Tokyo Electric Power Company nuclear disaster in Japan clearly indicate that aggressively pursuing a clean renewable energy future is the only sane alternative. It is time that the big electric utilities finally get on board."
TO SEE THE LETTER TO GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN – VISIT THE REAP BLOG AT: reapreport.org
ABOUT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (REAP): REAP is a nationwide grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring energy independence and reducing global warming pollution. REAP monitors and reports on the progress of clean electricity generation as we transition away from dirty coal and fossil fuels. REAP Chair, Jim Gonzalez, is a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REAP VISIT: http://www.reapinfo.org
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SOURCE Renewable Energy Accountability Project
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