After a state senate bill increasing California’s renewable energy standard failed to pass, the state’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has gone ahead and increased the goal on their own.

The state now has a renewable energy standard requiring 33 percent of its energy come from renewables by 2020 and 20 percent by 2012, which puts more weight behind an executive order signed by the governor outlining the same requirement last year.

The state already gets about 14 percent of their electricity through renewable sources, but a six percent gain in less than two years is still quite a feat.

California has the highest renewable energy standard in the country, with Colorado just behind them requiring 30 percent by 2020.

Source: Eco Geek.

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