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.