California Governor signs SB 100 into law, setting 100% clean electricity goal by 2045; executive order for carbon neutrality
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 100, setting a 100% clean electricity goal by 2045 for the state (earlier post). The governor also issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality, also by 2045.
SB 100 advances the state’s existing Renewables Portfolio Standard, which establishes how much of the electricity system should be powered from renewable energy resources, to 50% by 2025 and 60% by 2030.
The Governor’s executive order directs the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and net negative greenhouse gas emissions after that.
With Governor Brown’s order, California establishes the most ambitious carbon neutrality commitment of any major economic jurisdiction in the world.