The percentage of total power mix (in-state generation plus imports) from renewable sources rose 0.5 percent to 33.6 percent in 2021.127 At the current pace of growth, California is at risk of not meeting the 50 percent RPS goal by 2026. To reach the 50 percent RPS target by 2026, California must grow at a minimum of 8.3 percent of renewable power mix each year. Comparatively, electricity from renewable sources (excluding large hydropower) made up 13.8 percent of total generation in the U.S. in 2021. Compared to the nation, California still has a sizable lead in generation from renewables, but the pace of growth has slowed in California (+2.2%) compared to the U.S. (+3.5%) relative to 2008.
127 Renewable Portfolio Standard eligible sources include biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and small hydroelectric facilities.