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California wants to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2045

Trump annuncia l’uscita dagli accordi sul clima di Parigi. La risposta della California è l’approvazione di un disegno di per abbandonare i combustibili fossili e arrivare al 100 per cento di energia rinnovabile.

California will be 100 per cent renewable. The US state governed by Jerry Brown passed a bill aimed at meeting the country’s energy needs entirely with renewables by 2045.

Donald Trump can’t halt the energy revolution in California

Senator Kevin de León defined the approval of the bill in the Senate – in a 23 to 13 vote – a historic moment: “Today, we passed the most ambitious target in the world to expand clean energy and put Californians to work,” he said. “Regardless of what Washington does, California will show the way forward. We are sending a clear message to the rest of the world that no president, no matter how desperately the try to ignore reality, can halt our progress.”

100 per cent renewable energy by 2045

The commitment to renewable energy has always been the hearth of the Golden State’s energy policies. By setting the goal of reaching 100 per cent renewable energy by 2045 California has, in fact, raised the bar of the objectives already in force – reaching 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. If the bill is approved by the Assembly, California will quit fossil fuels in less than three decades, accelerating its shift: it is likely to reach 50 per cent renewable energy by 2026, and 60 per cent by 2030.

Future is in our hands

Environment California praised the approval of the proposal by Senator de León and the goal of granting a clean future to the state of California. “Now more than ever, California must go big on clean, renewable energy and set a strong example for other states to follow,” said Michelle Kinman, an advocate of the organisation. “Getting to 100 per cent renewable energy is 100 per cent possible—and it’s 100 per cent necessary”. Leonardo DiCaprio has also celebrated California’s decision: “Great reminder that the future is in our hands,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Topaz Solar Farm in California, United States
The Topaz Solar Farm in California, United States

California, Denmark and Hawaii are the most ambitious states 

California is now the second country in the world to adopting such a radical approach in terms of energy. The other country is Denmark, which pledged to meet half its energy needs with renewables within three years, being the world’s major producer of wind power. In fact, the country managed to run entirely on wind energy earlier this year, on 22 February. Meantime, Hawaii has become the first US state to “adopt” the Paris Agreement, aiming to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2045 after quitting on coal, oil and gas and cutting fossil fuels fundings.

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