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Issue Position: Defending the Environment

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Moving California Into a Green Future:

California has been at the forefront of cutting edge green technologies, and Das Williams has been supporting clean energy for most of his life. That is why along with Assembly Speaker John Perez, and Senate Pro tem Darrell Steinberg, Das Williams stood up in supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative. The Initiative is made up of four measures:

To require that both public and private energy providers in the state generate 33% of their energy from renewable resources by 2020; Cuts red tape for renewable energy projects in California by streamlining Assemblyman Manuel V. Perez's Sitting for Renewable Energy Projects;
Grants funds to high schools to provide job training for students to enter clean energy fields; Uses a portion of state ratepayer funds to provide loan guarantees for residents and small-business owners who invest in energy efficient and renewable technologies in their homes or commercial properties.
This landmark legislation not only helps to create a cleaner future for California, but could create up to 700,000 new jobs in the green energy field.

Green Energy and Jobs:

AB 2339: Requires the CPUC to identify and address existing barriers to the widespread deployment of geothermal heat pumps and solar heating and cooling technologies. The swift adoption of alternative energy sources is vital to both California's ecological and economic future. Green technologies are only going to grow, and high-paying jobs in that field will grow along with them.

AB 2488: This bill would authorize the Gold Coast Transit Authority to use larger bike racks on their vehicles. This allows for more access by bicyclists to public transportation, encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation and reducing the number of cars on the road.


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