California breaks energy record with 80% of state’s power generated using renewable methods

The Sunshine State has soaked up enough rays to generate 67.2 per cent of its energy from renewable sources last month, smashing previous records.

When combining California’s largest grid with hydropower facilities, renewable energy rose even further to 80.7 per cent of total energy generation on 13 May.

Thanks to ample sunshine, full water reservoirs and more solar facilities, the California Independent System Operator, the largest grid in the state, beat previous records.

California also set a new record on 16 May for wind power, producing 4,985 megawatts on one day.

“It’s going to be a dynamic year for records,” CISO spokesperson Steven Greenlee told SF Gate. “The solar records in particular are falling like dominoes.”

Within the liberal west coast state, San Francisco is on track for its public transit system to run on clean energy by 2054.

While it leads the way in terms of renewable energy, it is also one of the hardest hit states in terms of natural…

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