Wednesday, May 3, 2017

USA, California: 100 Percent of Electricity Could Come from Renewable Energy by 2045

Green California may become even greener (Sacramento Bee)

Kevin de León wants to make environmentally friendly California even greener.

A day after unveiling a plan to upend California’s cap-and-trade program, Democrats in the Senate are introducing a proposal Tuesday that calls for 100 percent of the retail electricity sold in the state to come from renewable energy sources by the end of 2045.

SB 100 also shortens the timeline to hit interim targets along the way that became law under Senate Bill 350 in 2015. Current law dictates that 50 percent of California electricity must come from renewable sources by the end of 2030, which the proposal bumps up five years to the end of 2025.