California New Energy Momentarily Hit 97%
California sets clean energy record as it pushes toward climate change goals
David Knowles, April 18, 2022 (Yahoo News)
On the road to transitioning to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, California set a new record earlier this month when its power grid briefly ran on 97% renewable energy [at 3:39 pm on April 3, according to the California Independent System Operator. The previous record was] 96.4%...Gov. Gavin Newsom heralded the new record, which was achieved primarily though the state's production of solar and wind energy…
California has aggressively boosted solar and wind energy production in recent years, with the hope of generating half its energy from renewable sources by 2025. Lawmakers in the state continue to craft legislation that will speed up the transition to clean energy, with more than 25 bills currently under consideration in the Legislature…[C]lean energy advocates note that the electricity used to power EVs also should come from sources that do not emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
In 2020, just 33% of the state's energy came from renewable sources…Since then, however, the country’s most populous state has worked to increase capacity for renewable sources of energy…Renewable sources of energy are growing nationwide…[In late March, U.S.] electricity generated by wind turbines was the second-highest source in the country over a 24-hour period…” click here for more