Attempts to reach an agreement on the Million Solar Roofs bill failed and the measure died in the Assembly just before press time. Proponents vow that the CPUC can resuscitate the PV rooftop program. "Not air pollution, nor blackouts, nor soaring energy costs were enough to elevate the Million Solar Roofs bill above the politics of the day," stated Bernadette Del Chiaro, clean energy advocate for Environment California. "The derailment of one of the most popular and commonsense bills of the year is the new poster child for shortsighted partisan politics," she added. The governor's office had no comments before press time. Pro-union changes made to SB 1, which was promoted by the governor until it was amended two weeks ago, ended up killing the bill in spite of considerable efforts this last week to reach a deal between the feuding stakeholders (Circuit, Sept. 2, 2005). Attempts to significantly increase the number of rooftops with sun power systems will now move to the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC statutory procurement authority could be tapped into but a commission measure would be a watered-down version of SB 1's 3000 MW of solar power because it would apply only to investor-owned utilities (Circuit, July 1, 2005).