Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California utilities to obtain 33 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.
With Jerry Brown now governor, California lawmakers are resurrecting an idea vetoed by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Make utilities buy at least 33 percent of electricity from renewable sources.
The California governor wants to use his own plan to push the state toward using 33 percent renewable energy by 2010. But it might not be legal.
Its new emissions plan aims to cut each Californian's carbon 'footprint' from 14 tons to 10 tons a year by 2020.
Although a new climate plan would boost utility bills, some predict it will stimulate the economy.
But business groups are still concerned about the costs of the landmark emission caps.