Environmentalists, Read This Article

From Mother Jones. It’s a comprehensive, anecdotal overview of Jerry’s energy policies, then and now.

When Jerry was in charge THEN…

  • California adopted a refrigerator standard that set the precedent for our state to lead the nation in appliance standards, even today.
  • California became the first state to adopt a strong energy-efficiency building code.
  • He provided utility companies with an incentive to promote energy efficiency.
  • He invested in solar and other forms of renewable energy.

And last week, speaking in Mountain View, Jerry unveiled a clean-energy action plan that includes creating more than a half-million jobs in the industry.

I don’t know about you, but with the horror story in the Gulf and China emerging as the global leader in clean energy technology, I want California’s next governor to make greening our economy a priority. I’m impressed that Jerry released something so detailed so early in the campaign, and pleased that energy efficiency is its subject.

And I challenge anyone who says they don’t care about the issue to hike one of the beach trails along Mount Tam on a sunny day, look out over the Pacific Ocean lapping the rocks below the cliffs, and tell me California’s multifaceted natural beauty is worth destroying.

I don’t even need to mention Meg Whitman’s opposition to AB-32. Okay, I won’t say it again.

A waterfall by the beach on a recent hike in Bolinas via Mount Tam.
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One response to “Environmentalists, Read This Article

  1. Paul August

    Where’s Jerry?

    A local blogger reported that Jerry was in our area, Nevada City, earlier this week at the Willo on Highway 49. The local Democrats held our usual first Tuesday of the month meeting about that time.

    If he was here, he could have stopped by.

    Please keep me informed of his schedule. I also have a “Jerry brown” song for him. Thanks,

    Paul August

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