Assemblymember Gloria Issues Statement on Assembly’s Passage of SB 100
Gloria, co-author of SB 100 and author of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, Praises Legislature’s Commitment to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed SB 100 (De León) – legislation that would set a statewide target of receiving 100 percent of the state’s energy from renewable, carbon-free sources by 2045. California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), co-author of SB 100, issued this statement following the bill’s passage:
“This marks an important day for California – a day where we took firm action to commit to a more sustainable environmental and economic future for the Golden State.
“We cannot deny that climate change is real – we see its effects all around us every single day. By passing SB 100, we set ourselves on a path to achieve a true clean energy future – something I am proud my hometown of San Diego led on with its Climate Action Plan in 2014. In addition, SB 100 enables us to further grow our economy, create more green energy jobs, and allow Californians to reduce their energy costs.
“What’s most important is that our action on SB 100 today creates a better tomorrow – fighting against climate change means fighting for our future generations.
“It has long been said that so goes California, so goes the nation. Today’s passage of SB 100 represents the next step in our state’s already aggressive climate leadership, which will hopefully inspire other states and nations to follow suit. I am proud to serve as co-author of SB 100 and proud the Assembly passed this bill today.