California Governor Commits To 100% Clean Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 10 signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel policies.

The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100% clean energy. Hawaii is the only other U.S. state to set a similar goal.

“There is no understating the importance of this measure,” Brown said at a signing ceremony in Sacramento surrounded by state lawmakers.