California is known for its movie stars, amazing weather, horrific drought, and soon for renewable energy sources.
Last week the California senate passed a piece of legislature that will very aggressively move California towards being extremely environmentally friendly. This piece of legislature sets the very obtainable, yet very aggressive goal of having California have 50% renewable energy usage by the year 2030.
The legislation doesn’t just leave it at that, instead it also mandates that buildings double in their energy efficiency as well as cut carbon emissions from petroleum by half. If you have ever spent any time on any of those freeways in California, then you can truly appreciate how fantastic this will be.
This all may seem a little aggressive but according to CleanTechnica, California is the current leader in solar power. In fact Rhone Resch, SEIA president and CEO has said, “When it comes to creating clean energy jobs and protecting the environment, California is showing the world how to get the job done.”
In fact, California does clean energy so well that the NY Times reported the creation of 1.5 million jobs in California from 1977 to 2007 in the clean energy sector alone. At the rate they are going, it won’t be long before California is using 100% renewable energy.
What action is your state taking to becoming more environmentally friendly?