California commits to 100% renewables by 2045

California will source 100 per cent of its power from renewable energy, including solar and wind power, by 2045 under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday 31 May.

Under the bill, California will be required to reach 50 per cent by 2026 and 60 per cent by 2030, with the ultimate aim to source 100 per cent of the state’s power from renewables by 2045.

Michelle Kinman, Environment California's Clean Energy Advocate, said: "Now more than ever, California must go big on clean, renewable energy and set a strong example for other states to follow.”

She went on to say: "Getting to 100 per cent renewable energy is 100 per cent possible—and it's 100 per cent necessary."