Greg Staple and I wrote a new article about our Green Access Project legislation, published today on GreenBiz. The headline reads: California Businesses, Want Green Energy? Back This Bill. Don't get me wrong, it's a great headline that fits the site's target audience. But it could also be written this way, for a different audience:
California Environmental NGOs, Want Green Energy? Back This Bill.
So far at least, green groups have sat on the sidelines. That's understandable, given that the bill began as a mostly brown-power bill and was only greened at the last minute amid behind-the-scenes lobbying, in part by our small organization. With almost zero public attention, the bill turned from a horrible bill to a great one. It's now the biggest single initiative nationwide in recent memory to help big corporations cut their emissions by switching to renewables.
But the big utilities and independent power companies will surely try to weaken the bill in the Assembly. Will environmentalists get mobilized?