SEIA Applauds Governor Brown’s Plan to Expand Renewables
Wednesday, Jan 07 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calling it a potential “game changer,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is praising new efforts by California Gov. Jerry Brown to significantly expand the state’s renewable energy efforts.
Under a plan announced this week in his inaugural address, Gov. Brown wants California’s renewable energy goals raised from 33 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030. California already leads the nation with more than 8,500 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity, enough to effectively power more than 2 million homes.
“This new goal could be a real ‘game changer’ – not only in California, but for our nation,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. “California’s ‘lead-by-example’ green initiatives are being copied in state after state, and have helped to fuel the tremendous growth of solar nationwide. We applaud Gov. Brown once again for his forward-looking policies and his commitment to a cleaner environment.”