Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New California law boosts renewable energy and energy efficiency to fight climate change

According to the law, which builds upon standards already on the books, California will need to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030, and, at the same time, the state will need to double energy efficiency in homes, offices and factories. A third goal, cutting gasoline use in half, was removed from the bill amid stiff opposition from oil companies. 
 Passed law also begins laying the groundwork for a regional electricity grid, which could make renewable energy more available throughout the West, and it creates incentives for utilities to install additional charging stations for electric vehicles, an effort to make drivers more comfortable shifting away from gasoline. Read more at http://www.latimes.com/