by Dan Morain, Cal Matters
Gov. Gavin Newsom lauded latest numbers showing that California is cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying data show “smart climate policies are good for our economy and good for the planet.”
For the first time, in 2017, more electricity—52%—came from solar, wind, hydro power and nukes, which generate no greenhouse gases, than from fossil fuel, the California Air Resources Board says in its latest assessment.
Solar and wind power made up 22% of the in-state generation in 2017.
Good news: California reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 million tons in 2017.
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