by Julia Pyper
February 16, 2018

California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León hasn’t given up on achieving a 100 percent renewable electricity system. If anything, President Trump’s support for the fossil fuel industry and de León’s bid for a Senate seat in Washington, D.C. have strengthened his resolve to pass ambitious clean energy legislation in the coming months.

At the end of last year’s legislative session, plans to create a 100 percent renewable grid in California by 2045 fell flat. Senate President Pro Tem de León sponsored the bill, SB 100, which made it...