September 4, 2018

In clean energy news this week, west coast=best coast.

California Moves Forward to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

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.

Build on this good news! To support statewide policies and a movement for environmental justice in California, check out the California Environmental Justice Alliance.

Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

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.

As renewable energy grows, support solar projects powering the communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.

Judge rejects bid to knock renewable energy measure off Arizona ballot

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.

For more on Proposition 127, visit Clean Energy Healthy Arizona.