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2013 California Legislative Session Update: Extending the Reach of Renewables

October 16, 2013

By JILL E.C. YUNG

The actions of the California Legislature and Governor in 2013 demonstrated a continued commitment to expanding the state's renewable energy economy. Most notably, the Legislature established that the current Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals create a ceiling, not a floor, that can be raised in the discretion of the California Public Utilities Commission. Companies with a stake in renewable energy, and in particular solar energy generation, will want to be up to speed on these recent developments to maximize their potential to support the industry and to inform decisions about legislative and regulatory priorities for 2014.