Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

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Jerry Brown on Monday signed two measures created to push the state to 100 percent renewable electricity and so-called carbon neutrality by 2045.

The law sends a message that California supports the global Paris agreement to fight climate change, he said. "It will not be easy".

"If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a speech Monday, warning of a "dark and unsafe future".

California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045.

The renewable energy measure also would require California's utilities to generate 60 per cent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030.

Jerry Brown is aiming for the state to be carbon-neutral by 2045.

Were it to be an independent country, California would have the fifth largest economy in the world, trailing only Germany, Japan, China and the US.

California is not the first government to promise that homes and businesses would be able to get all their electricity from sources that do not pollute the air and warm the atmosphere.

In a poll in July by the Public Policy Institute of California, a non-partisan research organization, 67 percent of likely voters said they favored the 100 percent clean energy measure, and 21 percent opposed it.

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But the supply of renewable energy varies from day to day - even moment to moment. It also is less restrictive on technology, allowing any carbon-free resources to qualify including large hydroelectric dams and nuclear power.

"The sun and wind aren't always producing power when Californians need it most, namely, in the evening".

Any temperature hike of more than 2 degrees (or the safer goal of a 1.5-degree increase) is expected to set off more severe storms, droughts and wildfires.

Large-scale energy storage systems can help address that problem, Sommer said, as could a "better-connected transmission grid system".

This comes as California sees significant effects from climate change.

Before the new 100 percent renewable goal, lawmakers approved "higher renewable energy use, tighter greenhouse gas targets, and extension of the cap-and-trade program", he wrote.

ROMERO: The legislation calls on electric utilities to move faster toward previous renewable energy goals.

California has consistently beaten its clean-energy targets, and now consumes just 8 percent of the U.S.' electricity despite accounting for 12 percent of the country's population.

Utility and oil companies resisted the legislation, arguing that it would lead to electricity price hikes for consumers and have negligible impact on cutting Carbon dioxide emissions.

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