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Governor Brown to Sign Bill to Boost Renewable Energy

MILPITAS – At the dedication of a new solar panel manufacturing plant tomorrow, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. will sign legislation that requires one-third of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources.  Later, the Governor will discuss the state’s budget crisis at the Bay Area Council’s 2011 Outlook Conference in San Francisco.


Sun Power Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant Dedication and Bill Signing


When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.


Where: 1177 Gibraltar Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035


Also, in a related Energy Item, take a look at Ralph Nader’s Open Letter To The President in the current issue of The Beverly Hills Times Magazine. 


Excerpt Here: 

Let me give you an example. Months ago I wrote to inform you that several prominent environmental and energy groups, such as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, were at their wit’s end trying to arrange a joint meeting with Secretary Steven Chu. He repeatedly declined to meet, though he has often met with nuclear energy business executives and has gone so far as to tout nuclear energy’s desirability in an op-ed. The environmental groups wanted a serious exchange with him on your Administration’s energy policies, including your request to Congress for very large loan guarantees by taxpayers for utilities that want to build more nuclear plants.

My letter asked you to intercede and urge Secretary Chu that it is only fair and constructive to hear what these groups have to say. There never was an answer from the White House or the Department of Energy. You know that for years many citizen advocates have worked hard to improve the federal government and they have rarely experienced such discourtesies of no replies. Perhaps you do not care. But you should know that there are people who do.  – Ralph Nader

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