Jerry Brown on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Sep 10, 2010

Summary

Governor Brown believes in man-made global-warming and has stated that anyone opposing the idea is junk science. He notes that global-warming is one of the greatest threats Facing America and must be dealt with by America and other countries.

He has outlined a detailed plan to address climate and resource problems which includes:

  • Reduce dangerous emissions that contaminate the air we breathe
  •  Promote Clean Energy and Jobs (See also Clean Energy Jobs Plan for more details).
  • Protect California’s Coastline and Ocean Resources.
  • Reduce Dangerous Toxic Chemicals.
  • Make Existing Buildings More Efficient
  • Adopt Stronger Appliance Efficiency Standards
  • Develop More Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Projects
  • Appoint a renewable energy czar

Governor Brown's energy plan consists of the following items:

  • Build 12,000 Megawatts of Localized Electricity Generation
  • Build 8,000 Megawatts of Large Scale Renewables & Necessary Transmission Lines
  • Deal with Peak Energy Needs and Develop Energy Storage
  • Create New Efficiency Standards for New Buildings
  • Make Existing Buildings More Efficient
  • Adopt Stronger Appliance Efficiency Standards
  • Develop More Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Projects
  • Appoint a Renewable Energy Jobs Czar

 

Opposition to Global Warming is Junk Science

While speaking about stem cell research, Governor Brown stated that people who opposed global warming did so based on either junk science or on an ideological basis.

 

CleanTech Collaboration

 

Oil Dependence and Global Warming

 

Question on Global Warming

During the 2008 elections, Governor Brown asked the Presidential candidates what they would do about global warming.

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

 

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