California’s Dreaming Of 100% Clean Energy. So Should The Rest Of Us

TONY CLIFFORD | September 25, 2018

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California has long been central to the hopes and dreams of the rest of us in the United States. Heck, the 60’s rock band The Mamas and the Papas even wrote an entire song about it. So when we read about the Golden State passing a law mandating 100% clean electricity generation by 2045, what should we make of it? Well, the first thing we should say is, “Bravo.” The decision to commit to 100% clean electricity is a bold move that we hope will take hold in other states. That is usually the way this works California starts the clean energy innovation, and other states follow. This was not an easy victory. It took hard work and dedication on the parts of every member of the California solar industry to do it. It took rallies on the statehouse steps. It took hours of meetings with individual legislators to do it. And even when it had enough energy behind it to pass, it still took two legislative sessions to get it accomplished.

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