California Lawmakers Push for State to Go Carbon-Free by 2045

HeadlineAug 30, 2018

California lawmakers have approved a measure to require 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the year 2045. If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will join Hawaii as the only states with goals to phase out fossil fuels. Earlier this week, Brown said the state must “confront the apocalyptic threat of irreversible climate change.” He made the remark after a state study revealed rising temperatures in California could lead to up to 11,000 additional heat-related deaths in the state every year by 2050. In September, Brown is hosting the Global Climate Action Summit. Democracy Now! will be broadcasting from San Francisco the week of the summit.

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