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Geothermal bill makes it through its first policy committee

(SB 1139 passes first hurdle)…It has made it through its first Senate Police Committee.

The Bill calls for California’s Electrical supply portfolio to include more geothermal power. The Bill was authored by State Senator Ben Hueso and Assemblyman Manuel Perez. It was backed by both the County Board of Supervisors and the Imperial Irrigation District Directors. They said the bill would go along way in promoting geothermal development in Imperial County. The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved the bill Tuesday on a 6-2 vote. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.