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California Could Get More Aggressive In Its Renewable Energy Goals

Chuck Coker
 

Chuck Coker

A group of Democratic state senators wants 100 percent of California’s electricity to come from clean or renewable sources by the year 2045.

Senator Hannah Beth Jackson says this goal is achievable.

“If we could put a man in the moon in a decade, starting from nowhere to do it, we can accomplish this,” says Jackson.

A new bill would require utility companies to generate all of their electricity from either renewables like wind and solar, or zero-carbon sources, like hydro-electric dams.

This means no electricity could come from nuclear power plants or natural gas.

More than 40 percent of California’s electricity currently comes from natural gas, which has replaced much of the state's use of coal.

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