NEWS KQED Forum with Michael Krasny: California Lawmakers Pass Bill Phasing Out Fossil Fuels by 2045
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California lawmakers passed a bill that would require 100 percent of the state’s energy to come from carbon-free sources. The proposal would set a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels by 2045 but does not include a mandate or penalty. Supporters say the measure would help address climate change and boost California’s clean energy economy. Critics say the bill is unrealistic and would saddle families and businesses with higher energy bills. The measure now heads to the governor’s desk.
Dan Kammen, professor of energy, UC Berkeley; director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley
Dorothy Rothrock, president, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED