The law, known as SB 100, also sets goals of 50 percent clean energy by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030.
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California is not the first government to promise that homes and businesses would be able to get all their electricity from sources that do not pollute the air and warm the atmosphere.
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"Energy Storage is critical to supporting the increasing penetration of renewables throughout North America and the globe, and our community is ready to deliver", said Janice Lin, Co-founder and Chair of ESNA.
Monday's law goes further, saying the last 40 percent of the 100 percent total can come from "carbon-free" sources, including large dams, nuclear power and even natural gas-fired power plants, if they can capture and store the carbon in the ground, which so far is an unproven technology. "Hydropower offers the most flexibility but is scarce during drought years".
Before the new 100 percent renewable goal, lawmakers approved "higher renewable energy use, tighter greenhouse gas targets, and extension of the cap-and-trade program", he wrote.
"We've reached all these great goals with renewables, but at the same time our families have paid the price with an increase in their electric bills every year", said Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, during the Assembly debate. In addition, the legislation includes mandatory interim targets that will drive continued expansion of the renewable energy industry in the near term, which already employs more than 150,000 Californians.
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