NEWS: California Ballot Initiatives: Good or Bad for Clean Energy?
New Hampshire, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
Californians have a lot of homework to do this fall. With two controversial initiatives addressing renewable electricity and fuels on the upcoming November ballot, voters will have to parse through conflicting arguments about what exactly each would do for the state's clean energy market.
"It's important to get into the details. But unfortunately, it takes a very skilled reader to understand all of this stuff, so I'm hoping that people ask the right questions and take the time to look at the issues."
-- Tony Rubenstein, Clean Energy Consultant
At first glance, the two ballot initiatives seem like they would create nothing short of a renewable energy revolution in California. But upon further inspection, say opponents, the proposed laws could actually hinder the development of renewable electricity and battery-based transportation options.