Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

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In addition to that target, the legislation establishes benchmarks, requiring energy service providers to generate 50 percent of power from renewable resources by 2026 and 60 percent by 2030.

California has almost 54,000 active wells, some of them close to urbanized areas in Southern California and the Central Valley, according to state data.

"Today, with Governor Brown's support, California sent a message to the rest of the world that we are taking the future into our own hands; refusing to be the victims of its uncertainty", de Leon said Monday in a statement.

California ranked sixth among states in crude oil production in May, the latest data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Brown, who signed the bill amid a huddle of environmental and legislative leaders, also issued an executive order pushing the state to reduce its net output of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere - including from the single largest source, cars and trucks - to zero by the same 2045 deadline.

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The state body that regulates public utilities requires retail sellers of electricity to be working toward certain minimum requirements for the use of renewable energy sources.

"Trump has made himself an outlaw on the matter of climate change", he said in further comments to Politico.

The political reality slowing the transition to a global economy powered by clean energy rather than fossil fuels resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC and has dismissed climate change a hoax.

Another 9 percent came from nuclear power, and a third from natural gas. Hawaii is the only other USA state to set a similar goal. It's merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for falling short.

"California must take a stand and tell the world we are, as always, undeterred by those who wish to stop our progress and move backwards", Schwarzenegger wrote.

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Major cities will likely announce greenhouse gas emissions trending downward, and governors will unveil partnerships supporting indigenous efforts to sustainably manage tropical, carbon-dense forests. Jerry Brown front center, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.

The second part declares that the state's policy is to work toward eliminating fossil fuels from the electric grid and all agencies should make decisions with that goal in mind.

As of 2017, the a year ago for which complete data is available, the state got 44 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, including 15 percent from large hydroelectric projects, just over 10 percent from solar, and 9 percent from wind power.

According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle last week, the state legislature passed a bill increasing state targets for renewable electricity generation to 100 percent by 2045.

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