I’ve got some breaking news for you — Governor Jerry Brown just signed my clean energy bill, SB100, putting California on a path to 100% clean energy by 2045.
I’ve got some breaking news for you — Governor Jerry Brown just signed my clean energy bill, SB100, putting California on a path to 100% clean energy by 2045. This is historic because there is no economy larger in the world that has committed to pure clean energy.
It’s an ambitious goal that will require hard work, but as Governor Brown said, California will lead the way. We won’t wait around for Washington D.C.to do the right thing..
Today is a day that reminds me why I got into public service. To push hard for what you believe is right, to protect this beautiful state and all its inhabitants without compromising on the things that really matter.
The environment really, really matters, and California just renewed its leadership in the world because of our efforts.
I don’t want to just run as the “progressive” in the race against Dianne Feinstein, I want to explain why I believe progressive values and political smarts can accomplish big things for California and the nation. This bill, SB100, took years of work to pass. There was all kinds of opposition and it looked like it was dead in the water more than once. It could have been significantly easier had we watered it down, compromised, and caved to special interests and campaign donors with giveaways and freebies. But that’s not what California needs. California needs to lead the way on transitioning to a 100% clean energy state by 2045 — full stop. So that’s what we fought for, not because it was easy, but because it was necessary.
John F. Kennedy’s moon speech always inspired me:
We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.
We choose to push for the most sweeping reinvention of our electric grid, and power sources not because it is the politically convenient thing to do or because it is easy, but because it is necessary, and California doesn’t shy away from a challenge that has a greater good for all.