California Action on Climate: SB 350 Signing

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Signing SB 350

Governor Jerry Brown signing SB 350 (photo courtesy of Senator Kevin de Leon).

Statement from Climate Resolve’s Executive Director, Jonathan Parfrey:

What a good day for California. Governor Jerry Brown is in Los Angeles to sign SB 350 into law — legislation that makes it clear that the Golden State will continue to lead with bold action on climate change.

It is a big challenge for our state: By 2030, California promises to reduce petroleum use by 50% — necessary for us to curb greenhouse gas emissions. It also calls for 50% of utility power to come from renewable energy; and for a 50% increase in energy efficiency in existing buildings.

Big goals? Certainly, but we need commitments like this if we want a bright future for California. Plus, we already know that these ambitious targets can be achieved; just look at the success of AB 32. Strong legislation is needed for California, and we have it in SB 350. What’s most exciting about this law is the fact that the actions we take to meet these goals will boost our economy and improve the quality of life for Californians. We look forward to seeing the results.