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Old 06-19-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Jerry Brown Unveils Plan for 500,000 Green Jobs

Brown called for an investment to create 20,000 MW of clean power along with investments in energy efficiency technology by 2020 that he says will create 500,000 green jobs. Brown’s plan includes building 12,000 MW of distributed solar photovoltaics, and 8,000 MW of large scale solar thermal, along with the necessarily transmission lines to connect solar thermal to consumers that would use it. Brown also said he wants to reduce the permitting time that it takes to get transmissions lines built for clean power “I can remove the red tape,” that is holding back the construction of transmission lines, Brown said.

Brown’s plan will also focus on developing energy storage, building efficiency, adopting stronger appliance efficiency standards, developing more co-generation and combined heat and power. Finally Brown says he will appoint a “Renewable Energy Jobs Czar,” who will be “responsible for ensuring that all energy job goals and deadlines are met.”

“California is already responsible for 60 percent of the venture capital that is creating green jobs,” said Brown, and he said the backbone of his plan is “honesty, frugality, and innovation.” We can’t reach our goals on the current track, and we need a goal of 20,000 MW of clean power to create these green jobs, said Brown.

Jerry Brown Unveils Plan for 500,000 Green Jobs, Czar

Something else I learned in the course of my research is that during Jerry Brown's first time as Governor, California created 1.5 Million Jobs
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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He'll need subsidies for that, and California has so much money...Oh wait !!!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Jerry Brown is full of it!
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Maybe he will paint the streets green and then there won't be so many nasty asphalt roads everywhere
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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He'll need subsidies for that, and California has so much money...Oh wait !!!!
The article addressed this.

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“California is already responsible for 60 percent of the venture capital that is creating green jobs,”
California beats every state easily in attracting investment capital. This should be no different.

Furthermore, Jerry Brown has presided over major expansion at the state level already as a former Governor of California, as well as at the local level as Mayor of Oakland.

People want to call him moonbeam because of his reputation from the 1970s, but even as Moonbeam, California added 1.5 MILLION JOBS and as Mayor of Oakland, he was the catalyst of so much positive change in Downtown housing and was a tireless advocate in pushing for investment in the City.

I only wish he were younger, but he has proven himself in my eyes having worked with his office numerous times during his time as Mayor of Oakland.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Maybe he will paint the streets green and then there won't be so many nasty asphalt roads everywhere
or hubby said, maybe these jobs will be green, like mowing lawns, picking weeds or trimming trees. Aren't those green jobs?

Nita
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: RSM
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So is he going to sacrifice a portion of his voting base in order to accomplish this? We had clean energy in development(a massive solar power project) that got hit because of endangered desert species and habitats, wind power expansion always gets flack because birds love to fly in to the rotors, and the budding tidal energy segment will hurt sea habitats if it ever goes in to development. Part of being "green" generally means pandering to the people that are against projects of any type(green or otherwise) because they hurt wildlife.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Jerry Brown ranked high among U.S. governors for job creation - latimes.com
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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What guarantee is there that NO ILLEGALS will be able to steal these jobs?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What guarantee is there that NO ILLEGALS will be able to steal these jobs?

Probably none; but, would you want a job an illegal would do?
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