Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Statement on Governor Brown Signing SB 100 Into Law
Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher Served as Assembly Lead Co-Author and Floor Manager During Effort to Pass Critical Step in Fighting Climate Change
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, September 10, 2018) -- California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) made the following remarks on Gov. Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 100 into law, a move that puts California in line to generate 100 percent of its electricity from clean, carbon-neutral energy sources by 2045.
“I was honored to be the Assembly’s lead co-author and floor manager of SB 100,” said Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher. “This bill shows once again that California’s environmental exceptionalism is leading the way for the nation and the world. Today, we made history.”
SB 100 will up the ante in California’s efforts to reduce dirty power from its electrical grid, building on previous legislative efforts to move toward a clean energy future. In 2015, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 350, setting an ambitious goal of a 50 percent clean energy standard in the state by 2030. As a world leader in renewable energy and as the 5th largest economy in the world, California has demonstrated that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels is the smart approach to a growing and innovative economy.
After passing SB 350, California blew by its targets and went above and beyond the goals set in the law. SB 100 will now ensure that the state will take advantage of any technology that is available, affordable, and zero-carbon, and create thousands of new jobs. The law sets new goals of 50 percent clean energy by 2025, 60 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2045.
Senate Bill 100 was authored by Senator Kevin de León and co-authored by Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher. The bill passed the State Senate with a 25-13 vote and the Assembly by 44-33. Governor Brown signed the legislation into law this morning, Monday, Sept. 10.
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher visit https://a80.asmdc.org/