Model state electric decarbonization statute based on 2019 legislation enacted in Washington State, which commits that state to a retail electricity supply entirely free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
Officially sets a target of 2040 for having a carbon-free electricity supply.
Calls for Maryland to reduce GHG emissions by 60% (compared to a 2006 baseline) by 2031 and for the Maryland economy to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.
In December 2021, Nebraska became the 20th state to commit to 100% clean electricity by 2050, via a 9-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Board of Directors.
Sets a 2050 deadline for decarbonizing the state’s electricity generation.
Targets a transition to 100% clean energy by 2035, which would see the city replace its natural gas electricity generation with wind, solar and battery storage, while also improving energy efficiency and transmission.
Adds reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) statutory obligations, and requires utilities to reduce the energy burden on justice communities.
Phases out the use of fossil fuel energy in retail electricity service, and requires reporting on the impact of clean energy requirements and opportunities for justice communities.
Makes Rhode Island the ninth state to pass legislation requiring comprehensive GHG neutrality by 2050.