Connect with us

Environment

The State of California Officially Commits to 100% Clean Energy by 2045 in Just 27 Years

The Golden State is making its power green and eco-friendly for the future.

Duane Paul Murphy

Published

on

The State of California will officially be committed to transitioning towards 100% clean renewable energy in the next 27 years by 2045. On Monday, September 10, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 100 after being passed by both houses of the state legislature in Sacramento. In various stages, the bill, written by Los Angeles State Senator and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Kevin de Leon, mandates that 50% of the state’s electricity to be powered by renewable resources in less than ten years by 2025 and 2026, and 60% in more than ten years by 2030. On the day that the bill was passed, Governor Brown also signed an executive order calling for statewide carbon neutrality in which the state and the energy utility, as well as production companies, must remove large amounts of emitted greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

California is not the only state or jurisdiction in the country to commit towards 100% renewable energy production and distribution. Three years ago in 2015, Hawaii also ratified a law that would mandate total green energy usage by 2045. Cities such as Aspen, Colorado, Burlington, Vermont, and Georgetown, Texas have attained 100% renewable energy electrical power.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Duane Paul Murphy is a D.C. college student and student journalist born and raised in Southern California. Currently studying for his bachelor’s in politics and a minor in media studies, Duane Paul is interested in covering domestic as well as international political affairs that impact the lives of everyday people, whether they are young students, professionals, or faculty in higher education.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government3 days ago

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020

If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Gen Z Alongside Millennials Prefer Socialism Than Capitalism

The kids are all left-wing.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

New Year, New Laws for 2019

New year means new laws.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality1 month ago

Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

Democrats continued to control the House on Thursday by electing Nancy Pelosi who returned to be the first woman to...

by , Mercy College
Government1 month ago

The House to Approve Legislation of Reopening of the Government

Late Thursday night, the new Democratic House passed bills that would reopen the government without paying for Trump’s border wall....

by , Mercy College
Government1 month ago

Elizabeth Warren Announces She is Running for President in 2020

On New Years Eve, Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D) Massachusetts, announced that she will become a candidate to enter the 2020...

by , Mercy College
Government2 months ago

Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs

The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.

by , The Catholic American University
Art2 months ago

Movie Review: Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The Mexican director's latest reflects the modern state of the human experience.

by , The Catholic American University

Top Reads