VETOED	DATE: 10/12/2009

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 14 without my signature.

I support the intent of this and other measures to increase
California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) target to 33% by
2020. However, as drafted this measure would make it more difficult
and costly to achieve this very important goal.

As a world leader in climate change and renewable energy development,
California needs a regional approach that provides streamlined
regulatory processes and compliance flexibility that facilitate the
timely construction of in-state resources. This legislative package
does the opposite ? adds new regulatory hurdles to permitting
renewable resources in the state, at the same time limiting the
importation of cost-effective renewable energy from other states in
the West.

On November 17, 2008, I issued Executive Order S-14-08, which sets a
target that all retail sellers of electricity shall serve 33% of
their load with renewable energy by 2020.

On September 15, 2009, in order to keep us moving forward, I directed
California Air Resources Board (CARB), in Executive Order S-21-09,
to adopt regulations that increase procurement of renewable resources
in furtherance of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32,
Statutes of 2006) and its emission reduction goals.

The CARB's scoping document for the Global Warming Solutions Act of
2006 determined that achieving 33% RPS is a critical component in the
fight against global warming.  I expect CARB to complete the
regulations implementing the 33% RPS by the fall of 2010.

I remain ready to sign legislation that codifies a workable 33% RPS
mandate.  California has a rare opportunity to champion the
development of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
in-state and beyond. We must seize the chance to lay the foundation
for a regional effort that optimizes resources throughout the West at
a lower cost to ratepayers.


Arnold Schwarzenegger