California aims for 50% green energy by 2030

California has set a target to produce 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. That’s part of the US state’s climate change plans, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

California has set a target to produce 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.

That’s part of the US state’s climate change plans, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels during the same period.

It also plans to decrease the use of petroleum in vehicles by 50% and double energy efficiency savings in buildings.

California hopes to transform the state’s economy as well as make it more resilient while offering consumers greener energy choices and creating new jobs.

Governor Jerry Brown said: “California has taken groundbreaking steps to increase the efficiency of our cars, buildings and appliances and provide ever more renewable energy.”