PG&E reaches green energy goals early, but hurdles loom

PG&E has arrived at its goals for renewable energy deliveries earlier than what’s required by a statewide mandate, the company said Tuesday — but fresh challenges loom due to the embattled utility’s reliance on a nuclear energy plant in central California that’s slated for deactivation. The company stated that it has reached the 2020 renewable energy goal imposed by California, three years ahead of schedule. What’s more, according to PG&E, the company now delivers 78.8 percent of its electricity from resources that are free of greenhouse gases. PG&E’s electricity sources that are free of greenhouse gases, however, include the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant that’s headed for decommissioning. That means the company will have to scramble to find green energy replacements for Diablo Canyon.

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