100% Clean Energy (A08429)
Requires the state to produce 100% of its power from renewables and nuclear by 2040. The legislation includes agreements to build two offshore wind projects, the single largest renewable energy procurement in the nation. Law also sets nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions. Codifies Gov's Green New Deal and goal to of cutting GHG emissions by 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2050, relative 1990 levels. The law also requires 35% of the state's clean energy program benefits go to "disadvantaged communities." The program originally allocated 40% of funds to go toward environmental justice organizations. And while there are requirements for state-financed energy projects to pay union wages, the bill removed mandates to secure specific worker protections, job growth and training.
Assemblymembers Englebright, Lifton, Fahy, Ortiz, Cahill, Walker, Carroll, Rosenthal, and more
Representative Englebright and Senator Kaminsky plus co-sponsors
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