CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law BANNING Fossil Fuels by 2045

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law BANNING Fossil Fuels by 2045

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law BANNING Fossil Fuels by 2045

"California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate change", Mr. Brownsaid in his signing message.

The renewable energy measure also would require California's utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030.

As of 2017, the past year for which complete data is available, the state got 44 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, including 15 percent from large hydroelectric projects, just over 10 percent from solar, and 9 percent from wind power.

All of California's electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov.

"It's not going to be easy".

This action comes days before grassroots activists, mayors, governors, heads of industry and worldwide leaders convene in San Francisco for the express goal of mobilizing climate action at the Global Climate Action Summit. This is a series of actions that are leading California in the right direction. "This win, this bill, is for them, too".

Critics have argued that the bill is unrealistic and will compound the state's problems with rolling brownouts and high energy prices.

"If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change", he said in a speech at United Nations headquarters in NY.

PG&E echoed that concern Monday. "If it's not affordable, it's not sustainable", Lynsey Paulo, spokesperson Pacific Gas and Electric, said in a statement. We also ask that political discussions be restricted to the topic of the article they follow.

While California has been a leader on reducing the amount of electricity it gets from burning fossil fuels, the state has struggled to be as forward-leaning in reducing the greenhouse gas pollution spewed from cars and trucks.

And even those standards are now in danger, thanks to a Trump action last month that aims to rescind the power of California and other states to set stricter fuel-mileage targets. Almost every yes vote came from Democrats.

The bill represents an ambitious move by the world's fifth-largest economy.

Californians overall seem to favor the law.

Hawaii previous year became the first USA state to commit to 100 percent clean energy.

The path to 100 percent renewables by 2045 was described as "the most ambitious carbon neutrality commitment of any major economic jurisdiction in the world - of more than 20 countries and at least 40 cities, states and provinces planning to go carbon neutral by mid-century or sooner".

California utilities are struggling to integrate the abundant solar energy now produced.

He has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal would require replacing carbon-producing fuels such as coal and gasoline with renewable energy such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power.