100 Percent Renewable Energy (SIGNED)

WHAT THE BILL WOULD DO

Kevin de León’s SB 100 would require the state’s utilities to acquire 100 percent of their power from clean energy sources by 2045. California and Hawaii would be the only two states with such ambitious renewable energy goals.

WHO SUPPORTS IT
A long list of environmental groups and public health advocates are joined by solar energy companies, who all say that the state has proved that it can speed up adoption of renewable energy from the sun, wind and hydroelectric plants.

WHO’S OPPOSED
Oil companies and manufacturing groups strongly opposed the bill, saying that ratepayers would be punished by higher rates.

WHY IT MATTERS
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is at the core of California’s battle against climate change. By prioritizing renewable energy—and cutting carbon from the atmosphere–the state continues its environmental leadership.

GOVERNOR’S CALL

Signed by Governor Brown on September 10, 2018.

—Julie Cart