Without massive investments in clean energy, air board officials warned that more fossil fuels will be needed to power electric cars and ensure a reliable power grid under California’s sweeping new climate strategy.
Gov. Newsom is considering seeking federal funds to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open as the state transitions away from fossil fuels. But there are many complications to keeping nuclear power in California.
Under the new plan, the state would almost eliminate oil and shift to renewable sources over the next two decades, but offers no update on the controversial polluting-trading market known as cap-and-trade.