Renewable energy: California, Wyoming on opposite paths and more Weekly Microgrid News — January 26, 2017
California Announces Ambitious New Climate Program While Wyoming Introduces Bill Outlawing Renewables
The state of California announced its latest plans to fight climate change. While the California Air Resources Board (CARB) insisted that the timing of the announcement was coincidental, it was clear the agency has no plans to wait out the Trump administration’s decision on whether to address the effects of global warming. The proposed plan, which is expected to be finalized by April, includes reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. It’s the most ambitious GHG target yet set in North America, topping Canada’s aim of 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Other U.S. states aren’t following California’s lead, however. The Wyoming legislature, in fact, is considering a de facto prohibition on solar and wind energy.
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