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RNN GREEN: Can California really go 100% renewable?


In less than 30 years, California the most populous state in the United States will source 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power!


California's Senate leader wants the Golden State to shift to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2045, touting his bill, as the most ambitious program in the world.


Environmentalists are cheering California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's plan to double, and accelerate, the state's current renewables mandate to achieve 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources from 2030 up to 2026; it would further establish that California will generate 60 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio even tweeted his thanks to Senator De León among his 17 million followers.




The nation's most populous state switching to fully renewable electricity may sound idealistic but just last year the Golden State got 27 percent of its electricity from solar, wind and other clean sources, according to the California Energy Commission. 


And yes, 27 percent is a long way off 100 percent but 28 years is a considerable length of time away … Imagine going back 30 years, when internet-connected mobile phones didn't exist – I say it's very hard to predict technology 30 years in advance so let’s plan and try to make it happen!