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The most populous and wealthy U.S. state has enacted a law calling for 100 % carbon-free electricity by 2045. The share of renewables in California’s electricity mix, currently standing at about 20 %, is set to rise to 50 % of electricity generated in California by 2026, and 60 % by 2030. Ultimately, the energy mix with no impact on the atmosphere could include a share of nuclear energy and sources that remain to be developed. The announcement of the decision by California, considered to be the world’s 5th largest economy, stands out in a country whose president, Donald Trump, has decided to withdraw from the COP 21 climate agreement.

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