Implementing the
Renewable Energy Executive Order

California has set ambitious requirements to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 as established by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. through an executive order, then codified through legislation.
See more about Californa's progress towards GHG goals.

Governor Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-14-08 on November 17, 2008, which established a target for all retail sellers of electricity within the state to serve 33 percent of their electric load with renewable energy by 2020. The order directs the California Energy Commission and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife to identify renewable development areas, and within these designated areas to reduce permitting times for renewable generation facilities by 50 percent.

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