SB 100 Is Moving Cities in California Toward Zero-Emissions Futures

California is a state with a very specific carbon footprintprimarily created by transportation, buildings, our energy grid and agriculture. In September 2018, the state legislature passed SB 100, California’s commitment to use 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045. Some cities in California have already taken up the state’s clean energy goals, demonstrating how integrated a sustainable future is with community engagement. Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland are taking the lead on the transition away from fossil fuels, in large part due to community action and the increased environmental risk posed by climate change as was seen in the devastation caused by the 2017 and 2018 wildfires.