As the sixth-largest economy in the world, the US state of California has set itself some of the developed world’s most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Thanks to favorable geography, forward-looking government policies and a private sector willing to invest in renewable energy sources, California is well on track to meet or even surpass these goals. Yet as Phoebe Braithwaite explains in Wired UK, California’s transition to a low-carbon energy future has created a new set of challenges that policy makers have yet to solve. getAbstract recommends her article to policy makers and utility sector professionals.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why production costs for solar power have fallen,
- Why California can’t use all the solar energy it produces and
- How the transition to renewable energy is posing new challenges.
About the Author
Phoebe Braithwaite is a writer for Wired UK.