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California has historically been a leader on clean energy investments, driven in large part by its Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).The California state legislature passed Senate Bill 350 in fall 2015, which requires all utilities in the state to source half of their electricity sales from clean, renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and biopower, by 2030.Almost three-quarters of these new projects were built in counties with high unemployment levels—6 percent or higher.
Cuomo's goal of sourcing 50 percent of the state's power from renewable energy by 2030."The Clean Energy Standard is a monumental step forward in ensuring the governor achieves his ambitious 50 percent by 2030 renewable energy goal," Lisa Dix, senior New York representative for the Sierra Club, said."Governor Cuomo has shown his commitment to climate leadership by moving New York and the nation, towards a renewable energy future, while at the same time creating thousands of jobs across the state, protecting ratepayers from volatile fossil fuel prices and improving New Yorkers' public health and environment."Today's decision comes after more than a six-month process that began in December when Gov.
Cuomo instructed the PSC to ensure that New York powers 50 percent of the electric sector with renewable energy by 2030.
Republican state Delegate Josh Nelson said after the vote: “A vote against repealing West Virginia’s cap-and-trade act is the very same thing as handing another coal miner his or her pink slip.”Even in states where coal isn’t king, the renewable requirement is falling out of favor. John Kasich signed a bill freezing the annually increasing mandate until 2017, along with efficiency standards requiring consumers to reduce their power use by 22 percent by 2025 — as measured by 2009 levels. Energy Information Administration showing that electricity costs, on average, 22.9 percent more in states with mandates.
One reason is the cost to consumers, who pay more for power in states with renewable energy standards. The Ohio “freeze” law, which also orders a legislative study, was the inspiration for legislation in North Carolina to suspend the renewable energy standard at 6 percent instead of allowing it to hit 10 percent by 2018, and require the state legislature to undertake an examination of grid security and stability.
The Ohio freeze law The newly Republican-led West Virginia Legislature set the tone in January by repealing, as its first act, the six-year-old law requiring utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from renewable or alternative sources by 2030.