Statement from The Nature Conservancy on Passage of California’s 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mike Sweeney, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter made the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 100 for California to get to 100% clean electricity by 2045:
“California continues to flex its muscles to beat back climate change with our ambitious new commitment to target a 100% clean energy mix by 2045. California has been accused of being overly ambitious before—only to beat all expectations ahead of schedule while driving our economy to become fifth in the world. In every part of our state, we experience firsthand the threats and effects of climate change from megafires to dangerous heatwaves to rising seas—so as we design the roadmap for a clean energy future, if we don’t aim for 100% we sure won’t get there.”
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