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California Mandates Carbon-Free Power By 2045

California Mandates Carbon-Free Power By 2045

California and other states have taken the lead. Where is Massachusetts, Gov. Baker, Speaker DeLeo, President Spilka, and good people of the Commonwealth? Climate change isn’t waiting, nor are other states who see how dire this threat is – why are we?

The state is expected to become the biggest economy on Earth to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity. As firefighters made final efforts to contain the largest wildfire in the state’s history, California took a historic step toward passing a bill moving the state toward 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

“This is a response to the threat of climate change and to the inaction in Washington, D.C.,” Dan Jacobson, state director of Environment California, said by phone after the vote. “While we’re not the first state in the country to go to 100 percent, we will lead many, many other states around the country to go to 100 percent.”

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Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

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