Monday, March 11, 2019

USA, California: Geothermal Helps Golden State Reach Renewable Energy Goal Early

California reaches 2020 renewable energy goal ahead of schedule (Planet Ark)

The United States’ biggest state in terms of population and economy is exceeding even its own lofty renewable energy targets. Last month the California Energy Commission found that 34 percent of the state’s retail electricity was provided by renewable energy sources in 2018, passing the 33 percent target two years before the 2020 deadline.

The largest portion of renewable energy came from solar generation at almost 12 percent of all electricity, with other sources including wind, geothermal and biomass energy generators.