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Governor Brown’s Signing of California’s ‘Monumental’ Clean Energy Bill Major Step Forward

Monday, Sep 10 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill that will move California to 60 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean energy by 2045, earning great praise from the solar industry.

Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:

"California has taken a monumental step in enacting one of the world’s most ambitious clean energy policies. As the largest solar market in the U.S., California has already proven that investing in renewable energy brings jobs and massive economic and environmental benefits to the state — benefits that will grow exponentially with the enactment of SB 100.

"Governor Brown and the Legislature deserve enormous credit for getting SB 100 done. As the world’s fifth largest economy, California and this law set a new benchmark for other states. But we cannot let up. To meet the state’s aggressive climate goals, we need to spur near-term procurement of large-scale solar projects. We look forward to working with California lawmakers and the California Public Utilities Commission on this pressing matter.”

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