by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow
As Appearing in the Flash Point Report
A bill in the California Legislature is blazing through to mandate the reduction of 50 percent in the use of petroleum-based fuels, 50 percent reduction in energy use by existing buildings and increases the Renewable Portfolio Standard from 33 percent renewables to 50 percent — notably as California is well on track to meet the 2020 goal.
SB 350 is authored by Sen. President pro Tem Kevin de Leon. “Do we have the courage to press forward,” asked De Leon, to legislative committee members at Monday’s Assembly Natural Resources Committee hearing on SB 350…
Radical activists have wormed their way into positions of government authority to implement carbon taxes, drastic renewable energy mandates, subsidies for renewable energies, meatless Mondays and other liberal propaganda. De Leon’s bill would allow for more of these expensive, unaccountable policies.