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California Proposition 7

"The Solar and Clean Energy Act of 2008"

California Proposition 7, naming itself "The Solar and Clean Energy Act of 2008", appeared on the November 2008 ballot in California. The measure was defeated by a vote of 64.5% no to 35.4% yes.

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The Proposition presents itself as plan to greatly increase the fraction of electricity generated from renewable sources in California, setting the target that, by 2025, 50 percent of the electricity purchased by the state's utilities ("retail sellers") will be from renewable sources.

The Proposition makes a complex set of changes to California laws to fast-track the siting of industrial-scale solar facilities and new power lines under the control of the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission. Meanwhile, it apparently excludes from participation in the program renewable energy providers with capacities of less than 30 megawatts.

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