"This summit is going to be a showcase for the whole world in terms of climate action", said Ethan Elkind, head of the climate program at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at the University of California, Berkeley.
He says California is doing the opposite of the federal government when it comes to climate policy.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a clean energy bill Monday and put the state on a path to move the generation of electricity completely off fossil fuels.
The co-chairs of the San Francisco climate summit include former NY mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa, and China's top climate official, Xie Zhenhua.
The renewable energy measure would require California's utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030. They are pledging to disrupt an worldwide climate summit Brown is hosting in San Francisco later this week. We have the power to create the future that our children deserve - but only if we replace fossil fuels with clean energy by the middle of this century.
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Now, as the state fights a battle against the EPA and the Trump administration to maintain its ability to lead the nation in clean cars, the California Legislature has passed a new plan to radically clean up power plants. He was one of the first three governors to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition committed to the goals laid out in Paris that has since grown to include 16 states.
Opponents - including the state's investor-owned utilities run by PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy - said the renewable energy goal is not realistic and raised concerns that the requirement would increase electricity costs.
The measure was written by state Sen. Democratic State Senator Kevin de Leon wrote the bill. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that aims to eliminate fossil fuel use for electricity by 2045 and serves as a rebuke to USA withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.
The new law, along with an executive order Brown signed directing California to take as much carbon dioxide out of the air as it emits, represent the latest in a string of ambitious environmental initiatives as California seeks to fill a void left by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and his efforts to boost the coal industry. The summit aims to secure commitments from cities, states, provinces, countries and corporations to reduce greenhouse gases that the world's leading scientific organizations say are trapping heat in the atmosphere and warming the planet.
Information for this article was contributed by Jonathan J. Cooper of The Associated Press and by Mark Chediak and Romy Varghese of Bloomberg News.