A clean economy with new jobs


We need to ensure that the new green and biotech industries create jobs for Inland Empire families.

More than 25% of our energy today is renewable.

The next step is to generate 50% of our energy from clean sources by 2030 with a goal to achieve 100% renewable. This will require scientific research, innovative technologies, cutting edge manufacturing facilities—and political courage. But what state is better equipped to do this than California? And what better place to take part in this effort than the Inland Empire, which already is one of the highest producers of solar power?

To support these efforts, I will continue to work in the Assembly to:

  • Provide grants to local universities and community colleges to strengthen green jobs curriculum and training.
  • Ensure that underserved communities receive monies for clean energy projects.
  • Support the creation of biotech and sustainability Institutes at Cal State San Bernardino and UC Riverside.
  • Strengthen climate change and clean energy legislation—such as AB 617—to ensure that Inland Empire residents have cleaner air and water.
  • Strengthen rooftop solar Incentive programs such as net metering, to reduce the costs of converting to rooftop solar so more residents can enjoy its benefits.

The proof is in the pudding. California has passed some of the toughest pollution controls in the world and is a US leader in lowering CO2 emissions. At the same time, our economy has grown and new jobs were created in green industries.