On Saturday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would veto the bills.
The governor said he plans to implement the changes through executive order. Among his reasons for rejecting the legislation:
- It was tying up the renewable-energy industry in regulatory knots.
- It set limits on how much renewable energy could be bought from out-of-state suppliers.
- It would have killed the solar industry in California (because of curbs on where solar power plants could be sited), and raised prices.