To Be a True Climate Leader, California Must Show the World How to Stop Using Fossil Fuels — Period

Renewable Energy World, April 10, 2018

California is a renowned global leader on climate and clean energy policy, but risks becoming a follower and falling short. To reach the 2030 reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels, the state’s climate law SB350 laid out an integrated path that includes a 50 percent renewable portfolio standard (RPS), a 50 percent energy efficiency increase, distributed generation, transportation electrification transportation, and other important provisions.  To achieve the state’s long-term deep greenhouse gas reduction goals and to continue setting the strong example the rest of the world needs, California must set a clear target to end fossil fuel dependence and transition to 100 percent renewable, non-polluting sources for all energy uses by mid-century.

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