Can California Go Carbon Neutral?



Bob Holycross

Global Director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford

Just ten years ago, an entire state running on 100% renewable electricity seemed fanciful. But this dreamy vision became reality when, with the backing of big utilities, California committed to 100% use of zero-carbon electricity by 2045. A statewide pledge to go carbon-neutral by 2045 raised the stakes even higher. So what will it take for California to achieve such a feat? Will Governor Gavin Newsom embrace climate initiatives started by former Governor Jerry Brown? What's next in California’s surprise gambit to take the world’s fifth largest economy to net zero?