The Whirlwind Tour: Windmills in California

windmill palm springsEnvironment California is pushing for giant leaps in the renewable clean energy movement in California. Environmental groups and state legislators gathered last week in Sacramento at the state capitol with a symbolic 14-foot windmill to call attention to a new proposition, calling for 33% renewable electricity by 2020. Environment California launched a statewide tour traveling through cities from Sacramento to San Diego to bring attention to this potential bill that would triple California’s use of clean, renewable energy.  Their goal is to draw attention to the issue via rallies, gather petition signatures, and affect change.

“If we’re serious about addressing global warming and leading the country toward a clean energy economy, we must send a strong bill to the governor that gets the job done,” said Dan Kalb, California Policy Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “That means avoiding loopholes or vague off-ramps that could impede progress on renewables over the next decade.”

California’s current law requires the state’s utilities to reach 20% renewable energy by 2010.  Hitting 33% by 2020 would make California the leader in the country, thus setting a good “green” example for other states to follow!

If you are travel nuts like we are at wandermelon, and want to help save our natural playgrounds and reduce global warming, check out Environment California and show your support!

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