California approves plan to cut fossil fuel demand by 86% by 2045, go electric despite blackout problems
California air regulators voted Thursday to approve a plan that would dramatically cut reliance on fossil fuels to address climate change.
The 2022 Scoping Plan, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) said, slashes greenhouse gas emissions by 85% and achieves carbon neutrality by 2045.
The action to shift from reliance on petroleum and fossil gas to clean and renewable energy resources and zero-emission vehicles following two years of development, including public meetings and comments from hundreds of community members and stakeholders.
It draws on and continues several climate programs currently in effect, but...