California to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045
California to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045
California Senate Democrats
Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law California’s ambitious new emissions targets on Sept. 10
14 September, 2018, 11:58
He continued, "California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate change". Currently, the state's RPS requires half of all electricity delivered by utilities to come from renewable sources of energy by 2030. The policies - including electric vehicle incentives, a "cap and trade" program to put a price on carbon emissions, and renewable energy mandates - have helped the state reduce emissions to the same level as 1990. Kevin de León, a Los Angeles Democrat who carried SB 100, said.
"It will not be easy".
"Have no illusions", Brown said.
The law marks the most high-profile push back by California on environmental issues against the White House, according to The Mercury News.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating the electricity target on Monday.
The electric sector represents 16 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
"I feel so proud to be a Californian right now. This win, this bill, is for them, too". California has taken a clear stance in being one of the leaders of the country in pursuing action to clean up the environment and implement strong renewable energy use.
Utilities are already dealing with an abundance of solar energy during peak times, which must be offloaded to other states when there's not enough demand locally for the power.
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"These actions are both visionary and pragmatic, and further cement California's position as a national and global leader on climate change", said Dan Lashof, Director, World Resources Institute for the United States. We also ask that political discussions be restricted to the topic of the article they follow. "California is showing the world that a transition to 100 percent clean energy is within reach and it will continue to drive the transition away from fossil fuels - and it is doing this while the federal government abandons clean energy".
Now, as the state fights a battle against the EPA and the Trump administration to maintain its ability to lead the nation in clean cars, the California Legislature has passed a new plan to radically clean up power plants. Almost every yes vote came from Democrats.
Impressively, The Hill notes that this makes California the largest economy in the world to commit to exclusively using renewable energy from solar, wind, and water.
The California Energy Commission estimates that 32 percent of retail energy sales were powered by renewable sources a year ago. The state now gets about 44 percent of its power from renewables and hydropower.
State utilities and energy producers are now being pushed to make up the difference.
Previously, California had mandated 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030.
Emissions are falling. Since 2004, as renewable energy has boomed, California's greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 13 percent, even as the economy has grown by 26 percent over the same time.
Opponents - including the state's investor-owned utilities run by PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy - said the renewable energy goal is not realistic and raised concerns that the requirement would increase electricity costs.
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