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|September 26, 2017|
Community leaders push for 100% clean energy
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Local supporters, elected officials, medical professionals, and environmental groups gathered at UC Riverside's Center for Environmental Research and Technology Thursday to urge passage of Senate Bill 100. It would ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045.
The measure has passed the State Senate two key committees in the State Assembly. It awaits action by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Action is needed before the legislative session ends for the year on September 15th.
“The best way to stave off the worst impacts of climate change is to generate 100% of our electricity from clean energy sources as soon as we can,” concluded Ronald Loveridge, Former Mayor of Riverside.
A recent report by Environment California Research & Policy Center found that California has seen a 2,583% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a 245% increase in wind power production over the past decade.
Story Date: September 11, 2017