Senate Leader De Leon Unveils 100% Clean Energy Legislation

May 2, 2017
Senate leader de Leon, Nancy Rader at far right

DAVIS, CA - The California Wind Energy Association applauded SB 100, legislation introduced today in Davis by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) that would put California on course to achieve 100% clean and renewable electricity by 2045, and advance the current 2030 50% renewable energy target to 2026.

“California will easily meet the 33% renewable energy target by 2020,” said Nancy Rader.  “Collectively, we have learned so much in the process – technically, legally and commercially -- that we are confident that advancing the 50% renewables target to 2026 and setting a 100% clean-energy target for 2045 are both technically and affordably achievable.  Further, raising the 2023 target to 45% will provide a much-needed boost to the near-term renewables market.

“Wind energy now supplies about 8% of California’s electricity, and provides an excellent complement to solar energy, which produces electricity during daytime hours.  Together, a balance of wind and solar will minimize grid-integration issues, reducing the need to add costly storage and other grid-integration resources.”