California Senate approves 100% renewable energy target by 2045

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • The California Senate last Wednesday passed a measure to mandate 100% renewable energy by 2045. The bill now moves to the state Assembly.
  • Senate Bill 100 would target 50% renewable energy by the end of 2026 and 60% renewables by the end of 2030. The state currently has a 50% renewable energy target set for 2030 and sourced 27% of its power from renewables last year. 
  • The bill comes as California looks to respond to President Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate accord. Reuters reports Gov. Jerry Brown (D) intends to discuss linking the state's carbon markets with those in Asia on a trip to China this week.