Whereas coal fades, state governments representing nearly 60 % of the American financial system are refinery petroleum racing ahead. In January, California launched its plan to chop its emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and went on to extend its cap and commerce program for another decade, until 2030 – this time with assist for the first time from the oil trade! California can be on the verge of requiring a hundred percent of its power to return from renewables. General, a dozen states are debating increasing their reliance on renewable energy. Maryland just established a 25 percent renewable energy goal, overriding the veto of a Republican governor.