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Your Call: How can California end its reliance on fossil fuels and embrace 100% renewables?

Laura Flynn
Wind farm along California's Altamont Pass

On the October 29th edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how California can end fossil fuel extraction and embrace 100% wind and solar. Is that possible in the country’s third-largest oil-producing state? 

Stanford scientist Mark Jacobson and Center for Biological Diversity's climate law expert Kassie Siegel have a plan. They say to avoid climate change’s worst dangers, most fossil fuels must stay in the ground. California must halt fracking, move away from dirty fossil fuel extraction and quickly embrace a clean-energy future.

How can California get there? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute

Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, director of its Atmosphere and Energy Program, and co-founder of the Solutions Project

Web Resources:

The Solutions Project

Center for Biological Diversity

New York Times: Greenland is Melting Away

Union of Concerned Scientists: Clean Energy

NASA: Global Climate Change, Vital Signs of the Planet

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures)

Fast Company: Costa Rica Is Now Running On 100% Renewable Electricity

EcoWatch: 5 Countries Leading the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy