California’s Future Is Becoming More Renewable

March 5, 2018

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has endorsed California Senate Bill 100. The bill is an important step toward California’s vision for a clean energy economy and addressing the threat of climate change by increasing the current Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 50 to 60 percent by 2030, and it puts the state on a path to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2045.

 The outdoor industry is uniquely impacted by climate change and continues to work to address the threat through advocacy and reducing environmental impacts in our supply chains. This bill is an opportunity to address the broader threat that climate change poses by supporting a transition to a carbon-free economy, while also helping companies reduce their supply chain impacts by providing more opportunities to procure clean energy throughout the state.

 “Addressing climate change is critical to the future of the outdoor industry and of our planet,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director. “By implementing a path to power one of the world’s largest economies on clean energy, the state of California exemplifies that this transition is feasible and provides an example for other states to follow. We look forward to working with the California assembly to pass SB100.”

 “Taking strong action on climate change is good for future generations of explorers and is also good for our business – to stay competitive and protect our outdoor playgrounds,” said Arne Arens, President of The North Face. “We transitioned to 100% renewable electricity at our CA headquarters, and continue to reduce our impact and develop more sustainable products, so we are better prepared for the future.”

 OIA looks forward to working with our members and our partners to support this legislation. We will provide increased advocacy opportunities soon, but until then, you can visit the OIA Advocacy Center to stay engaged.