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Clean Energy Commitments: South Africa, California, Facebook Update Targets as Cities Pledge Net-zero Buildings
South Africa announced a shift in its plan for new electricity generation capacity increasing the share of renewable sources. California raised its clean electricity target for 2030 from 50% to 60% and pledged 100% clean energy by 2045.
Signatory cities commit to introducing policies, plans and regulations that ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030. They also agree to collaborate with businesses and the private sector to drive transformation.
The building sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in Europe. As retrofitting works are often unaffordable for people who own apartments in old blocks, the EU has had to step in