Friday, February 12, 2016

USA, California: The Golden State is Leading the Race to a Clean-Energy Future

California’s push for clean energy is paying off (Sacramento Bee)

David Hochschild
by David Hochschild, California Energy Commission and Matthew Freedman of TURN, an independent ratepayer advocacy group

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court made the unfortunate decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama’s clean-energy plan. Many of the arguments made against it have also been made against California’s clean-energy policies.

The state’s new landmark clean-energy law took effect this month, ensuring that at least 50 percent of the electricity powering our state comes from renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal by 2030. This policy strengthens California’s position as a global leader on clean energy and flips the script to make renewable energy “mainstream” and fossil fuels the “alternative.”

The 40th GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will be held October 23-26 in Sacramento, California, USA.

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