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Brown Holds Back On California Clean Energy Bill To Win Other Measures

August 29, 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) appears to be withholding his support for a landmark bill poised to reach his desk that would require 100 percent “zero-carbon” energy by 2045 in order to persuade state lawmakers to back his own priorities, including a measure to create an expanded Western electricity market. The California Assembly on Aug. 28 approved SB 100, a measure offered by Sen. Kevin de Leon (D) that would accelerate the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 60 percent...