These commitments are not just good news for California, but for other states as well. As new policies and technologies enable the deployment of much larger amounts of clean energy onto the electricity grid than ever before, California can serve as a model for other states that are transitioning to a cleaner, more resilient electricity system.
Like California, many Western states have standards requiring utilities to purchase renewable energy, including Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Regional coordination among these states is a key strategy to integrating more renewable energy into the electricity system.
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