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California bill to wean power sector off fossil fuels dies for this year

California bill to wean power sector off fossil fuels dies for this year
From Reuters - September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A long-shot plan to wean Californias power sector entirely off fossil fuels by 2045 was put on hold until 2018 on Saturday, as lawmakers recessed for the year without hearing the measure.

The bill was strongly opposed by the states investor-owned utility companies, who said it would not protect consumers fromthe expense of speeding up the switch to renewable and carbon neutral fuels.

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