California bill would require more solar, wind and geothermal — possibly at the Salton Sea

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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