The new law is more flexible in accepting energy from wind projects outside California that can deliver power to the state’s grid. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the most aggressive renewables portfolio standard (RPS) in the United States on Tuesday, April 12, enacting a 33 percent target for utilities by 2020. California’s 37 million people, energy demand, sheer land size and strong wind resources make its growth potential for wind power unmatched in North America. California, which previously had a 20-percent-by-2010 RPS, has about 2.7 GW installed wind capacity. The new law is more flexible in accepting energy from wind projects outside California that can deliver power to the state’s grid. predictions are this will create demand for as much as 28 gigawatts of wind energy in California and in other western states such as Wyoming, Oregon Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico,” “Other nearby states will sell wind energy to California.” California’s potential for 28 GW is larger than the current installed wind-energy capacity of Germany. this legislation has been in the works for four years. The legislation also received support from a broad range of organizations and companies that included environmental non-government organizations and labor groups.