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Environmentalists Push to Mandate Renewable Energy For Utilities

Two conservation groups are asking state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2010. The groups claim San Diego Gas and

Environmentalists Push to Mandate Renewable Energy For Utilities

Two conservation groups are asking state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2010. The groups claim San Diego Gas and Electric is unlikely to meet the deadline. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club filed a motion with the California Public Utilities Commission to require revision of San Diego Gas & Electric's renewable energy plan.

David Hogan is with the Center for Biological Diversity. He says the motion is in response to an SDG&E progress report indicating the company does not expect to the meet the 2010 deadline.

Jennifer Briscoe, SDG&E : The goal of the state mandate is to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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