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2008 General Election Ballot Measures: Energy
|California Proposition 7 - Renewable Energy Generation. Initiative Statute.
utilities, including government-owned utilities, to generate 20% of their power
from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable only to private
electrical corporations; raises requirement for utilities to 40% by 2020 and
50% by 2025; imposes penalties, subject to waiver, for noncompliance; transfers
some jurisdiction of regulatory matters from Public Utilities Commission to
Energy Commission; fast-tracks approval for new renewable energy plants; requires
utilities to sign longer contracts (20 year minimum) to procure renewable
energy; and creates account to purchase rights-of-way and facilities for the
transmission of renewable energy.
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|California Proposition 10 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds. Initiative Statute.
$3.425 billion to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy
or alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas vehicles, and to fund
research into alternative fuel technology; provides $1.25 billion for research,
development and production of renewable energy technology, primarily solar
energy with additional funding for other forms of renewable energy; incentives
for purchasing solar and renewable energy technology; provides grants to cities
for renewable energy projects and to colleges for training in renewable and
energy efficiency technologies; total funding provided is $5 billion from
general obligation bonds
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Missouri law be amended to require investor-owned electric utilities to
generate or purchase electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar,
wind, biomass and hydropower with the renewable energy sources equaling at
least 2% of retail sales by 2011 increasing incrementally to at least 15% by
2021, including at least 2% from solar energy; and restricting to no more than
1% any rate increase to consumers for this renewable energy?
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