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PG&E meets California’s 2020 renewable energy goals

February 20, 2018 by CaliforniaCarbon.info

(Source:Utility Products) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80 percent of its electricity from greenhouse-gas (GHG) free resources.The company announced today that 33 percent of its electricity came from renewable resources including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric sources in 2017. Additionally, 78.8 percent of PG&E’s total electric power mix is from GHG-free sources including nuclear, large hydro and renewable sources of energy.It’s the highest percentage of clean energy deliveries in PG&E’s history.The milestone comes three years before California’s 2020 mandate for energy companies to reach 33 percent of retail electric deliveries from eligible renewable sources. The company is also on pace to reach California’s 2030 goal of 50 percent renewables and a separate company goal of 55 percent renewables by 2031 ahead of schedule. Read full article…

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