Gov. Jerry Brown energizes fight to stall climate change, signing California’s 100% clean electricity bill into law
SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) today, setting the Golden State on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045.
Environment California’s State Director Dan Jacobson, a key driver of the bill since its introduction nearly two years ago, released the following statement:
“Once again, Governor Brown has used his power to protect people and the planet. SB 100 is a promise to our children and grandchildren that we will do all we can to give them a healthy future. If the world’s fifth-biggest economy can transition to clean electricity, so can other states and cities, putting the United States back on the world map as a climate leader. This new law provides a shining example for decision makers from around the globe.”
“Whether you live in wildfire-ravaged California, in the path of hurricanes, or in the melting Arctic, you can see and feel that there’s no time to waste. We must stop burning virtually all fossil fuels by midcentury to preserve a recognizable world for future generations. This bold action by Governor Brown and the state legislature sets the stage not only for the Global Climate Action Summit, but for a better future.”