Meeting 2010 Renewable Energy Goals

Resolution Number SD09.20

Meeting 2010 Renewable Energy Goals

WHEREAS, it is important for the California State Senate and Assembly to follow up with policies that enables the State of California to meet its legislated 20 percent renewable energy goals by 2010 and 30 percent by 2020; and

WHEREAS, it is vital that any policy be easy to implement and contain rules and formulas that are cost effective and not difficult to enforce; and

WHEREAS, proposed policies should be careful to include levels of incentives that have proved effective in Europe and other states such as feed-in-tariffs and net excess metering and includes incentives for utility companies to meet the deadlines and penalties for them if they do not;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democratic Party of California believes it is a priority in 2010 to encourage and support policies which help the rapid expansion of renewable power generation throughout the state which should include power from small scale providers such as individual homeowners, apartment and condominium complexes, businesses and public buildings; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports the development of renewable energy in a variety of ways, which includes locally generated power that can be fed into the existing grid.

Drafted by Rebecca Leo, AD 74; Revised by Emy Thurber;
Approved by Progressive Democrats of America North San Diego County

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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