California Gov. Jerry Brown: Time is Running Out For Cleaner Energy

By Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune. 

Climate change is adding urgency of the normally slow process of updating the world’s energy infrastructure.

That was the sentiment from two high-profile leaders—California Gov. Jerry Brown and former BP CEO John Browne—who have spent decades pushing the energy industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Brown, the two-time California’s governor, has been working on climate change and energy for nearly forty years at both the state and local level. He said that California’s latest energy plan, which would require that half of electricity come from clean energy by 2030, took just a year to get passed compared with seven to ten years at the federal level.