In clean energy news this week, west coast=best coast.
California’s 100% renewable energy bill, SB100, passed the California legislature on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and is waiting to be sent to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill raises the existing California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), of 50% by the end of 2030 to 100% by the end of 2045.
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Facebook announced a new commitment to contract renewable energy for all of its electricity consumption by 2020. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, this is the biggest year ever for corporate purchases of renewable power, and tech giants like Facebook and Google are at the forefront.
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An Arizona state Supreme Court judge has rejected an attempt by electric company Arizona Public Service to keep a renewable energy ballot measure it opposes — requiring utilities generate 50 percent of their power from renewable source by 2030 — off the ballot in November.