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As of 2017, the past year for which complete data is available, the state got 44 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, including 15 percent from large hydroelectric projects, just over 10 percent from solar, and 9 percent from wind power. At the signing ceremony in Sacramento, Governor Brown said, "It's not going to be easy". "This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond".
A full copy of SB 100 can be downloaded from the California Legislature website. "But have no illusions", he added, "California and the rest of the world have miles to go before we achieve zero-carbon emissions".
The announcement comes just days ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit.
Among the co-chairs is China's former chief climate negotiator, Xie Zhenhua, reflecting the strong ties that California has forged with the world's largest carbon polluter - at the national and provincial level - around climate action.
President Donald Trump has denied climate science, withdrawn the USA from the 2015 Paris climate deal, and worked to expand the use of coal.
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Any temperature hike of more than 2 degrees (or the safer goal of a 1.5-degree increase) is expected to set off more severe storms, droughts and wildfires.
"Climate change is real, it's here, it's deadly, and it's extraordinarily expensive", he said Monday before the signing, extolling the new target's promise of creating tens of thousands of jobs.
"We applaud the governor for his support to make a 100% clean energy grid a reality for our great state, and demonstrating California's global leadership for a secure, clean, affordable energy future", said Amisha Rai, Senior Director of California Policy for the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).
The law marks the most high-profile push back by California on environmental issues against the White House, according to The Mercury News.
Under the new law, California will aim to hit 50 percent renewable energy in 2025 and 60 percent by 2030.
California already gets a substantial portion of its electricity from renewable resources.
California's governor and host Jerry Brown, whose crusade for clean energy started in the 1970s, set the tone by approving landmark legislation Monday that commits his state to purging Carbon dioxide from its electricity grid by 2045. Brown, surrounded by lawmakers and activists including Assembly members Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, of San Diego, second from left, Ken Cooley, of Rancho Cordova, third from left and billionaire activist Tom Steyer, right, signed SB100 which sets a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045.