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California is set to go carbon-free by 2045

A new bill has been fast-tracked in the midst of a climate change-fueled wildfire season.
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Solar energy is a big part of California's plan to go 100 percent renewable.

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California—which, if it were an independent country, would have the world's fifth largest economy—is joinning Hawaii in going carbon-free by 2045 thanks to a landmark bill to ditch electricity from fossil fuels for renewable energy. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown made this quest an official mandate by signing SB 100 into law.

“California is committed.

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