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California Commits to 100% Clean Energy By 2045
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a law to require that 100 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2045, making it the second state after Hawaii to set such a mandate.
The measure also requires utilities to get half of their energy from renewables by 2026, four years ahead of the current schedule. Brown also issued an executive order Monday to set a goal for the state to eliminate all carbon emissions in the next 27 years. The moves come as prominent leaders from around the country and the world pour into San Francisco for Brown's Global Climate Action Summit.
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Saving the Ozone Layer 30 Years Ago Slowed Global Warming. Can Similar Cooperation Now Solve the Climate Crisis?
The Montreal Protocol, a 1987 international treaty prohibiting the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to save the ozone layer, was the first successful multilateral agreement to successfully slow the rate of global warming, according to new research. Now, experts argue that similar measures may lend hope to the climate crisis.