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So what will the world of health care look like in 2025? According to futurist William Rowley, it’s probably going to be harder to find a family physician.
“In America, about 32 percent of all physicians are primary care,” said Rowley, a senior fellow at the Institute for Alternative Futures and a speaker at Friday’s Health Policy Task Force session. “In most countries on this planet, it’s about 50 percent. In Great Britain, 80 percent of physicians are in primary care.”
“Here, renewable energy is not a fuel source, it’s a religion,” California Public Utilities Commissioner Timothy Alan Simon told CSG’s Energy and Environment Policy Task Force Friday.
With some of the richest renewable energy zones in the United States, California also has the most ambitious renewable energy standard in the country. California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which evolved in three pieces of legislation over the course of the last decade, requires investor-owned utilities and electric service providers to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources to 33 percent by 2020.