As Ontario's Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, George Smitherman, moves forward with plans to develop a "green energy act", he may be looking south to California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for inspiration. On November 17, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S 14-08, thereby giving effect to California's ambitious Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal of supplying 33% of retail load from renewable energy sources by 2020. To facilitate the development of the substantial new wind, solar and other renewable resources that will be required to meet this threshold, S-14-08 provides for a major streamlining of California's existing regulatory approvals and permitting processes. Building on authority earlier given to the California Energy Commission (CEC) to designate necessary transmission corridors to access and deliver new renewable energy, S-14-08 provides for enhanced coordination and collaboration between the CEC and other state and federal agencies (the California Department of Fish and Game, the US Bureau of Land Management, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service). This coordination and collaboration is intended to create a one-stop process for approving and permitting renewable-energy projects, reduce approval and permitting timelines by 50% and create a best-management-practices manual to be used by RPS project proponents.