Gov. Jerry Brown’s grand plan to bring Wyoming wind power to California and export solar power to neighboring states won’t get a vote in Sacramento before the legislative session ends Friday, following opposition from ratepayer watchdogs, labor unions, the utility industry, community choice advocates and even some environmental groups.
Assemblymember Chris Holden, a Pasadena Democrat who chairs the Assembly’s energy committee, said his legislation to make good on Brown’s plan is being tabled until next year. In a statement, Holden said lawmakers “will continue our work on the issues over the fall and likely revisit it in the second half of this two-year session.”
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Jerry Brown’s Western Grid Plan Is Dead in Sacramento, at Least for Now, by Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun, September 13, 2017.