The goal "sends a clear signal to markets to expand clean energy generation", Brown said. "We will not let the federal government pillage public lands and destroy our treasured coast".
Brown's signing came days before he hosts a gathering of local, worldwide and business leaders in San Francisco to highlight the urgency of addressing climate change.
The new bill was supported by Democrats who emphasized the damaging consequences of climate change, while opposed by state Republicans who highlighted the policy's financial costs, Bradford reported.
"From the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill to the 2015 Refugio spill, I represent a community that knows all too well the devastation oil spills can bring to our economy and environment".
"We've reached all these great goals with renewables, but at the same time our families have paid the price with an increase in their electric bills every year", said Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, during the Assembly debate. It sets a new policy to make 100 percent of California's energy resources come from zero-carbon sources by 2045.
Brown is preparing to host a global climate summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.
The law, known as SB 100, also sets goals of 50 percent clean energy by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030. They are pledging to disrupt an global climate summit Brown is hosting in San Francisco later this week.
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California ranked sixth among states in crude oil production in May, the latest data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The nation's largest state now gets just over one-third of its energy from wind, solar or geothermal power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas, considered a "cleaner" fossil fuel, makes up 49 percent of the energy mix.
Before the new 100 percent renewable goal, lawmakers approved "higher renewable energy use, tighter greenhouse gas targets, and extension of the cap-and-trade program", he wrote.
The measure was written by state Sen. Further reducing carbon discharges will require a significant reduction in vehicle emissions, which have inched up recently.
Brown also announced plans for a carbon neutral bill, mandating that the state remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it emits by 2045.
When the law takes effect in January, California and Hawaii will be the only two states to have pledged to eliminate fossil fuels as a source of electricity by that date. "While some are talking about climate solutions and green jobs, California leaders like Senator Kevin de León are making solutions real".
Information for this article was contributed by Jonathan J. Cooper of The Associated Press and by Mark Chediak and Romy Varghese of Bloomberg News.