California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel policies.
The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. Hawaii is the only other U.S. state to set a similar goal. “There is no understating the importance of this measure,” Brown said at a signing ceremony in Sacramento surrounded by state lawmakers.
#SB100 and this executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond. It will not be easy. It will not be immediate. But it must be done. #ActOnClimate #SB100 #GCAS2018 https://t.co/5Kt8eCvwnZ pic.twitter.com/OcK2kMf4sE
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) September 10, 2018