California governor has signed a law committing exclusively to carbon-free electricity sources by 2045.
The signing ceremony took place in the state capital Sacramento, where Governor Jerry Brown vowed to meet the terms of the Paris agreement despite US President Donald Trump’s energy policy.
This new legislation stipulates that all utility companies will now be required to get 60% of their energy from renewables sources by 2030. All Californian electricity will then ultimately come from carbon-free sources by 2045.
“There is no understating the importance of this measure,” the California governor said.
This new law, enthusiastically backed by environmental activists, comes just days before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Fransisco which will be hosted by Governor Brown.
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