California’s 100 percent clean energy mandate a huge win for solar industry
Another huge victory for the solar industry and its advocates came Monday with California Gov. Jerry Brown signing State Bill 100, which calls for the state to move to using 60 percent of renewable clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.
California has been the nation’s leader in solar adoption through aggressive clean energy policies. This new law follows another requirement enacted earlier this year by the California Energy Commission that calls for every new home in the state to come equipped with solar power starting in 2020.
“California has taken a monumental step in enacting one of the world’s most ambitious clean energy policies,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “As the largest solar market in the U.S., California has already proven that investing in renewable energy brings jobs and massive economic and environmental benefits to the state — benefits that will grow exponentially with the enactment of SB 100.
“Governor Brown and the Legislature deserve enormous credit for getting SB 100 done. As the world’s fifth largest economy, California and this law set a new benchmark for other states.”
California’s move is another indication of the growing acknowledgement of the staying power and benefits of solar energy. Earlier this year, New Jersey committed to generating 50 percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030, and voters in both Arizona and Nevada, two other state leaders in solar energy, have the chance to join the Garden State in enacting the same mandate.
California’s actions also make it apparent that not only is solar power the future of our nation, it is also the present. As already indicated, states are moving toward aggressive renewable energy goals to help the nation reduce its carbon footprint.
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