California and Texas are both leaders in the renewable energy field, however they differ in their approaches to achieving sustainability. Through legislation, California has clear long-term targets, however Texas currently does not have a state target set. California and Texas use a variety of techniques and incentives in order to reduce emissions. California reduced a significant proportion of their emissions through the Cap-and-Trade program. Texas’ main scheme to reduce emissions is their Renewable Portfolio Standard, which California has now also implemented. Although California and Texas are leaders in the renewable energy field, further developments can be made in order to further reduce their reliance upon natural gas.
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