California's renewable pipeline nearly 70 GW  

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Reuters has a report on California's burgeoning pipeline of renewable energy projects - California's renewable pipeline hits nearly 70 GW.

Renewable energy projects proposed in California total nearly 70 gigawatts, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday, a large pipeline that could help the state meet its renewable energy goals.

California has a mandate to obtain a third of its electricity by 2020 from clean power, spurring utilities and the clean power industry to develop new projects.

The 244 proposed projects in the state include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and hydro technologies. In order to be built, renewable energy projects must win regulatory approval.

About 50 projects in California hope to break ground by the end of 2010 in order to receive federal stimulus funds.

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