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Brown’s green plan

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown’s plan to create jobs relies on an expansion of renewable energy in California. The energy plan, introduced during his campaign, contains few details but includes:

* Generating enough new renewable energy within California to serve more than 30% of current peak energy demand

* Reducing energy consumption in existing homes by 40%

* Revising energy-efficiency standards for new homes and commercial buildings

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* Adopting new energy-efficiency standards for appliances, lighting and consumer electronics sold in California

* Appointing a renewable-energy jobs czar

Source: Brown campaign, Times reporting


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