Assemblymember Garcia Highlights Importance of Coachella and Imperial Valleys in Renewable Energy and the Green Economy
UC Berkeley releases report regarding green energy jobs
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Senate President Pro-Tempore, Kevin De León, as well as representatives from the State Building Trades and environmental groups discuss the importance and benefits of renewable energy and its economic impact. The Don Vial Center at U.C. Berkeley released a study that looks at California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and its impact on job quality in the renewable energy industry.
“As we think about the effects and costs of climate change, the poor air quality throughout our state, and the need to improve the health of our communities, it is policies like SB 350 which require 50% of our energy production to come from renewable energy by 2030 that will put California on a healthier and cleaner path. However, this policy has also served as the impetus for the emerging green economy that is important to our state from an economic development perspective. After the great recession that wreaked havoc on our economy, it is emerging industry sectors, such as the green economy, that will help address our environmental concerns while also putting people back to work,” said Assemblymember Garcia.