June 08, 2011 | By Keith Martin in Washington, DC
California increased the share of electricity that utilities must supply from renewable sources to 33% by 2020. The target had been 20% by 2010. The three investor-owned utilities supply an average of 18% currently from renewables. Another 21,000 megawatts of new renewable capacity is needed to meet the higher target. The governor signed a bill with the new target on April 12.