California has a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. At the end of 2016, California’s three large electric utilities collectively provided their customers with over 27% of their electricity from renewable sources like the wind and sun. As a result, wind and solar prices have now declined to the point where they have become California’s cheapest and cleanest electricity option. California is also a leader in energy efficiency and demand response. In 2016, California’s energy efficiency programs saved Californians over 1,000 GWhs, resulting in billions of dollars of savings. California’s clean energy economy has also been an engine of jobs creation, with over 500,000 Californians working to install solar panels, make electric vehicles and upgrade buildings with more energy efficient equipment.
Renewable Energy is one of the most important sources of energy and economic development in California.
Energy efficiency is one of California's most important energy resources. It has saved Californians billions of dollars over the last 30 years.
California is a world leader in the use of advanced energy technologies like battery storage and demand response.
California leads the nation in the transition to zero emission transportation through polices that support electric vehicles.