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    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, urges California's leaders to green light Senate Bill 2X. (Published Friday, Mar 4, 2011)

    And now, an NBC Bay Area editorial...

    It's no surprise that political revolts in the mideast have spiked gas prices. What's surprising is after 4 years of wrangling, California still has no renewable energy mandate for the future.

    Why is Green Tech Such a Foreign Concept?

    [BAY] Why is Green Tech Such a Foreign Concept?
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, urges California's leaders to green light Senate Bill 2X. (Published Friday, Mar 4, 2011)

    I'm Suzanne Shaw, Editorial Director-

    The goal of our current law will be met this year with 20% renewable power in our electricity. So what's next? We believe it's Senator Joe Simitian's new bill calling for 33% renewables by 2020.

    California is rich in renewable energy: wind, solar, geothermal. The Bay Area has often lead environmental reforms with broad public support. And with our venture capitalists ready ot build a green economy, we can lead the nation away from foreign oil and build a greener future for this state.

    We need our legislators and our governor to pass Senate Bill 2X.
    Do you agree or disagree? Tell us what you think.