by Sammy Roth, Palm Springs Desert Sun
With 10 days left for California lawmakers to pass bills this year, renewable energy companies are rallying around legislation that could jump-start geothermal energy development by the Salton Sea — and also give a boost to solar, wind and bioenergy.
The bill from Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, a Coachella Democrat, still faces an uphill battle. It’s opposed by the state’s major investor-owned utilities and the California Chamber of Commerce, which are worried about the costs to homes and businesses.
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