California lawmakers just passed a historic 100 percent clean electricity mandate. 

A few years ago, advocating for 100 percent clean energy was considered radical. Even some political allies argued that the concept was so far-fetched it was damaging to the climate movement.

Democratic podcast co-host Brandon Hurlbut recalls the early days of championing 100 percent renewables as a member of the Solutions Project — and the lessons learned.

Next, we hear from Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, to learn how his red Southern state became a top 10 U.S. solar market without any incentives.

And we explore how other states can follow in California’s clean energy wake.

Recommended reading:

  • GTM: On to Governor Brown’s Desk: What 100% Clean Energy Means for California
  • Vox: A beginner’s guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy
  • Inside Climate: How Georgia Became a Top 10 Solar State, With Lawmakers Barely Lifting a Finger
  • NYT: In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving
  • GTM: Senator Heinrich: A 100% Clean Energy Grid Is ‘Completely Doable’

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