28 Feb '17, 1pm

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Last week, California ’s quest for a clean grid revolution culminated in the introduction of a bill mandating 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 . Senator Kevin de León, a longtime environmental leader in the state senate, wrote the measure, which comes on the heels of last year’s major greenhouse gas reduction bill. Massachusetts legislators introduced the same goal with a deadline of 2035. Momentum behind such efforts has grown stronger in defiance of President Donald Trump’s antediluvian approach to climate science. But it's too early to assess the chances of these passing. It's easier to prognosticate on the effects of passing such a goal. And there's a lot of evidence that 100 percent renewable energy is not the optimal way to decarbonize the grid. Set in stone Opponents of renewable energy incentives often use the argument that government shouldn't pick winners and...

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