14 Jul '17, 3pm

What does this new law mean for #Californians? - 100% #CleanEnergy. -- #ThinkSolar

What does this new law mean for #Californians? - 100% #CleanEnergy. -- #ThinkSolar

With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed on Wednesday by a 10-4 vote. Sponsored by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, the legislation would speed up the state’s current renewables mandate of 50% by 2030 to 50% by 2026, as well as establish goals of 60% by 2030 and, ultimately, 100% by 2045. If it becomes law, S.B.100 would put California on par with Hawaii, the only other state with a 100% renewable portfolio standard (RPS), the Sierra Club points out. “While the federal government abandons its commitments to clean energy, California is showing that we will continue to drive the transition away from fossil fuels,” states Kathryn Phillips, director of Sier...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/new-rule-pushes-establish-100...

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