ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com September 19, 2018


California to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045

13 September 2018, 11:58 | Justin Tyler

California Commits To 100 Percent Clean Energy By 2045

California to Move Toward 100% Clean Energy by 2045 Under Bill Signed by Gov. Brown

"California, as a very prosperous economy, is taking aggressive action on climate change", Brown told AFP by phone when asked if the new measure will inspire others. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change. The summit aims to secure commitments from cities, states, provinces, countries and corporations to reduce greenhouse gases that the world's leading scientific organizations say are trapping heat in the atmosphere and warming the planet.

The executive order reaches beyond the electricity sector, which represents 16% of California's GHG emissions, directing the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and net negative GHG emissions after that. More broadly, California has set ambitious goals to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

"There is no understating the importance of this measure", Brown said at a signing ceremony in Sacramento surrounded by state lawmakers. "SB 100 is sending a message to California and to the world that we're going to meet the Paris [climate] agreement".

One of the most interesting aspects of the zero-emissions bill signed today is that it also specifies that California can't increase the carbon emissions of another state to get cheap electricity.

This action comes days before grassroots activists, mayors, governors, heads of industry and worldwide leaders convene in San Francisco for the express goal of mobilizing climate action at the Global Climate Action Summit.

The announcement comes just days ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit.


After President Donald Trump made his intentions to support the oil and gas industries clear and pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change in June 2017, Brown volunteered as an unofficial ambassador overseas on climate change issues.

As Mexico, Canada, and other US states seek to lower emissions, North America will continue to be one of the largest energy storage markets in the world for many years.

"This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond", Brown said. Kevin de León, a Los Angeles Democrat who carried SB 100, said.

California already gets a substantial portion of its electricity from renewable resources.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring that 100% of California's electricity be generated by renewables like wind and solar by 2045. Gray Davis signed the first "renewable portfolio standard", by former Palo Alto state senator Byron Sher, which required 20 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources.

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows California is ranked sixth among states in crude oil production and 15th in natural gas, though production of both has declined since the mid-1980s.



Other News

Trending Now

Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence
But forecasters say there's an increased chance for tropical storm winds to reach Savannah. "Everything is packed", Espinoza said. ET, Florence was 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, N.C., moving west-northwest at 17 mph, the National Hurricane Center says .

Aaron Rodgers, Packers taking knee injury 'day by day'
There were a couple throws in which Rodgers said he got a "jolt" of pain after putting weight on his left leg. As far as Mike Zimmer is concerned, there is no way Rodgers is missing Sunday's divisional matchup.

Apple reveals larger Apple Watch Series 4
Perhaps the one-day battery life is the reason why Apple has yet to add an always-on display feature to its smartwatches . The basic model will run $399, while a cellular-compatible version will cost $499 - both will be available September 21.

Google Pixel 3 XL leaks likely an elaborate ‘marketing stunt’, claims YouTuber
Then last year's Google Pixel 2 was announced on Wednesday, October 4 - the exact same date as the original phone's debut. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer a secret, but Google has actually not yet officially confirmed the smartphones.

20,000 pallets of bottled water left untouched in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
Trump said on Twitter that "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths" at the time he visited the island after the storm. Cruz quickly responded, implying that the president was out of touch with what had really happened in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Florence's winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas
Torrential rains brought about significant flooding in some areas, with the rains expected to continue over Oahu through Thursday. Authorities in coastal areas that lie in the path of the massive storm are urging residents one last time to evacuate.

Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10
The Verge , on the other hand, cites its sources to say the warning will not make its way to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update . What's your view on this latest move from Microsoft? "Microsoft should focus on building great products instead and win users".