The state-led drive towards 100% renewable energy in the United States continues at breakneck speed as attention turns to Washington State which just passed a bill through both chambers of the House to require 100% carbon-free power by 2045 and a coal phase-out by 2025. If Washington’s proposal is signed into law – a near-certainty, considering that the State’s Governor, Jay Inslee, was the man to propose the plan to begin with – it would become the country’s fourth state and sixth state-level jurisdiction to pass a 100% plan. This follows in the wake of Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC, and joins other states including Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois who are all proposing similar goals.
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Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday that sets a goal of getting all of the Silver State’s power from carbon-free sources by 2050 and requires 50 percent of its supply to come from renewables by 2030, according to an e-mailed statement. Nevada becomes the fourth U.S. state to commit to 100 percent clean energy, joining its bigger neighbor California as well as Hawaii and New Mexico. Other states considering legislation that would rid their grids of carbon include New York, Washington, Illinois and Massachusetts. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico also moved this month to get its electricity from renewable sources by 2050 and more than 100 cities and towns have made a similar pledge including Chicago, according to the Sierra Club.
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