California is no longer the only state pushing toward 50% renewable energy by 2030. Earlier this month saw the passing of an order by the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) requiring that 50 percent of the state’s electricity must from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind power by 2030. As analyzed by Environmental Leader, “This order also means that almost one-fifth of the U.S. population—almost 65 million people—lives in an area with this ambitious requirement, which can help avoid significant amounts of the carbon pollution fueling climate change.” Continue reading from Environmental Leader here. For coverage from the New York State Governor’s Office, click here.
For coverage on California’s passage of this goal through SB 350 in Fall 2015, visit the Proceedings, Decisions, and Legislation page.