California Legislature Sends Landmark Climate Action Bill to Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 100 (SB 100), a bill that will shift the state’s transition to a clean energy economy into overdrive is now headed to the governor’s desk. SB 100 accelerates the previous commitment to reach 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 by four years and sets a new goal of California reaching 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045.

Natural Resources Defense Council’s Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director made the following statement:

"Californians are counting on our state leaders to provide the climate leadership the world needs to move away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future. SB 100 is a major move toward curbing the threat of climate change to our health and our children’s future, especially in communities that are disproportionately bearing the heavy brunt of pollution. Our state has a tremendous opportunity to prove that setting ambitious targets for renewable and carbon-free electricity can be reached and exceeded.”


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