March 27 -- Under the leadership of Gov. Brown and his administration, California’s reputation has grown as a clean energy success story. Californians have refused to allow the nation’s stalemate on energy policies to prevent us from growing a robust clean energy economy that is driving innovation, creating jobs and stimulating investments, and helping to fuel the state’s recovery.
Our state, so far, has capitalized on our skilled workforce and renewable energy resources, putting us first in the nation on solar energy generation and second for wind-related jobs. California’s solar industry now employs more than 47,000 people who have installed enough energy to power well over a million homes and counting. In fact, according to the California Department of Labor, there are now more solar workers in California than actors. >>View Article