Miller, Peter


Peter Miller is a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

A Golden Future For The Renewable State

By Peter Miller
Natural Resources Defense Council

While Congress stalls on America’s clean energy future, California is already making renewable energy the resource with which we’ll power our way to the future. Just last month, the California Legislature passed the 33 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard with broad bipartisan majorities. This legislation increases the share of renewable energy supplied by electricity providers to 33 percent by 2020. California lawmakers who supported the bill were no doubt listening carefully to their constituents who resoundingly defeated Proposition 23 last November, sending a strong signal that they want to move forward with a clean energy future now.   

California's Renewable Portfolio Standard Clears Hurdles Moving Forward to Final Vote

By Peter Miller
Natural Resources Defense Council

The RPS bill that would increase California’s share of electricity coming from renewables to 33 percent (SBX1 2) surmounted two critical hurdles over the past few days. Last Thursday, the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee voted out SBX1 2 unamended on a vote of 10 to 3; and yesterday the Assembly Natural Resources Committee also voted 6 to 3 to move the bill forward unchanged.