MILPITAS, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "By raising its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 20 percent to 33 percent, the state is spurring development of this vital, emerging sector of the 21st century's economy that is providing Californians with more jobs each year. More importantly, the Golden State is taking a giant step forward in nurturing the rise of alternative energy needed to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
"Innovation and environmental protection have long been two of California's calling cards. The new target for renewable energy capitalizes on that legacy.
"California is demonstrating, yet again, that ambitious goals for improving air quality and generating jobs at the same time can be set and met. While partisanship in the energy debate reigns in Washington, this new law won bipartisan backing. It's no mystery why; increasing renewable energy creates jobs, protects public health and the environment, and bolsters our national security by reducing dependence on foreign oil."
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SOURCE Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs