On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brownsigned a bill mandating that the state's utilities move to 100-percent zero-emission electricity generation by 2045.
Brown's actions come ahead of a global climate change summit beginning Wednesday in San Francisco. "But it must be done", said Brown said.
"California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate change", Brown said during signing of SB100.
Read the full story here. Given the pending US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, subnational action is crucial. "Transitioning to an entirely carbon-free energy grid will create good-paying jobs, ensure our children breathe cleaner air and mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change on our communities and economy".
Utility Pacific Gas & Electric said the law could raise customer bills and make the grid less reliable.
The clean energy bill, known as SB 100, passed the legislature last month. He also issued an executive order calling for statewide carbon neutrality - meaning California "removes as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it emits" - by the same year. It also requires that 50 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable energy by 2026 and 60 percent by 2030, up from the current level of 32 percent.
US Military Gearing Up For Hurricane Florence
Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that the federal government was monitoring the storm and was ready to help. It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph.
The California governor has taken on the mantle of leading the USA effort to combat climate change as President Donald Trump has sought to roll back environmental regulations and support coal-fired power plants. It also is less restrictive on technology, allowing any carbon-free resources to qualify including large hydroelectric dams and nuclear power. At the signing ceremony in Sacramento, Governor Brown said, "It's not going to be easy".
But the flurry of promises and promissary notes run head-on into two hard and unyielding realities, one political and the other rooted in the physics of a warming planet.
Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows California is ranked sixth among states in crude oil production and 15th in natural gas, though production of both has declined since the mid-1980s. California's most recent bill only states that electricity has to be zero-emissions, so theoretically the state might be able to adopt a full carbon-capture system on a natural gas plant, which is now being tested in Texas.
California has established an ambitious goal of relying entirely on renewable energy for its electricity by the year 2045.
The measure was written by state Sen. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change.
Major cities will likely announce greenhouse gas emissions trending downward, and governors will unveil partnerships supporting indigenous efforts to sustainably manage tropical, carbon-dense forests.
Sober as the New York Times is in reporting Trump's latest big lie, it still represents in characterizing him how low we've sunk. But's important to understand, the number of people who died because of Maria did not suddenly jump from 64 to 2,975.
Rhodes' action against Fager also exacerbated the longstanding tensions between " 60 Minutes " and the rest of the news division. News broke Wednesday afternoon that CBS terminated Fager's contract early because he had "violated company policy".
Obama even brought up Trump's refusal to stand up to white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is also stepping up her political involvement ahead of the November midterm election.
On Monday, Nixon addressed the controversy over her cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and capers , calling it her go-to food choice. NY was holding primaries for governor and attorney general on Thursday, with polls set to close at 9:00 p.m.
EDT (0555 UTC) on September 10, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Hurricane Florence in infrared light. NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station.
Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage. "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted. The company's push to build a second home base highlights how massively Amazon has expanded during its 20-plus year history.
Filipino residents in Bacoor city, south of Manila, ride on a makeshift raft on a river ahead of impending super typhoon Mangkhut. Residents in the typhoon's path should be on the lookout for possible storm surges, floods and landslides, PAGASA had warned.
Antivirus vendor Trend Micro has apologized after its Mac apps were found collecting browser histories from people's computers. Notwithstanding the spyware nature of Adware Doctor, Wardle admitted that it actually removes adware from users' browsers.
Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. However, it was projected Wednesday that Florence would shift slightly to the south and possibly hit Georgia as well.
She later accused him of sexism, saying: "He's never taken a game from a man because they said "thief". Osaka revealed she was not quite coolness personified, though, saying: "I woke up and I was sweating".
LeBron James congratulates Seattle Storm on WNBA title
Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds while veteran Sue Bird had 10 points and 10 assists in the win. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics. "We won this thing". "I packed really lightly", Collier said.
Henry Cavill's Superman is leaving the DC Universe
Cavill ultimately starred as Superman in three films: Man of Steel , Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , and Justice League . According to The Hollywood Reporter , which cites anonymous sources, Cavill will no longer play Superman in future films.
Apple Unveils iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr
The iPhone Xs Max , which was designed with the largest battery ever used in an iPhone, will get 1.5 hours more. Yet while the iPhone updates were significant, another less heralded device, the Apple Watch , stole the show.
Apple's latest Watch can sense falls and heart irregularities
This newest Apple Watch has an accelerometer and gyroscope inside, both of which are now "next-generation" according to Williams. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available directly from Apple , either at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations or online.
Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains
The Sweden Democrats have been championing closed borders for years and want to severely restrict immigration and integration. The Social Democrats represent one of just many far-right parties that have risen to prominence over the last few years.
Tesla Speeds Up Production by Reducing Color Options
Tesla shares have lost over 25 percent of their value since early August in the immediate wake of Musk's "funding secured" tweet . Other analysts are skeptical that Tesla can accelerate or even maintain this production pace long enough to be profitable.
National Football League rookie Darnold guides Jets past Lions
What the New York Jets displayed on defense and special teams may have been even more encouraging for Darnold and his teammates. Coming off two straight 5-11 losing seasons isn't easy for the Jets but they are slowly building a contender for the future.