Energy Program Pays Its Way

This Los Angeles Times editorial endorses two California bills to extend an electricity saving program that encourages renewable energy.

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September 4, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By California 2000

Rumors have circulated that Gov. Gray Davis may not pass the bills AB 994, by Assemblyman Rod Wright, D-Los Angeles, and SB 1194, by Sen. Byron Sher, D-Stanford, due to concern that the cost of the program would be considered a new tax or an increase in electricity surcharge, the editorial states. However, the state Energy Commission estimates that efficiency programs cut electric bills by more than $2.8 billion in the 1990s, and the renewable energy sources have developed about 6,600 megawatts of new power for the stressed electricity grid, making these programs indispensable, the Times asserts.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


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