California Mandates 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045

CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | August 30, 2018

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Never ones to shy away from sweeping regulatory mandates, California politicians are now demanding that the state adopt 100 percent renewable energy before mid-century. On Tuesday, the state legislature passed S.B. 100, which requires that all retail electricity consumed in the state come from renewable sources meaning solar, wind, geothermal, and small hydroelectric plants by the end of 2045. California's shorter-term renewable energy targets are also ratcheted up, with the state's utilities now required to hit 60 percent renewable energy by 2030. The previous target for that year had been 50 percent.

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