California Governor Brown Signs Landmark 50% RPS into Law

On October 7, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed landmark legislation SB 350 to establish world-leading energy efficiency and renewable energy goals for the state.  SB 350 codifies goals Governor Brown laid out in his January 2015 inaugural address to double the rate of energy efficiency savings in California buildings and to generate 50% of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.   "California has taken groundbreaking steps to increase the efficiency of our cars, buildings and appliances and provide ever more renewable energy," said Governor Brown. "With SB 350, we deepen our commitment."

SB 350 builds on California's current 33% RPS, signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011, and represents an important step in the state's landmark plan to cut climate-warming pollution.  It also establishes state policy to promote transportation electrification to meet the state's climate and clean air goals.

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