California is moving toward its goal of generating a third of its electrical power from solar, wind and other renewable sources by 2020, as promised five years ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But Gov. Jerry Brown isn't about to settle for that — nor should he. In his inaugural speech Monday, the governor outlined a bigger and more comprehensive attack on climate change, with goals for 2030 that include raising the proportion of renewable energy to half of the electricity in the state, halving the use of petroleum fuel in cars and trucks, and doubling the energy efficiency of buildings in the state.