California needs to transform to a green energy economy.
This will come in the form of investment in research and development (R&D), infrastructure and increased funding for vital jobs associated with a green economy.
California’s cap-and-trade program is central to its fight against climate change. The program sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions and requires companies that exceed the limit to pay up. The money generated is used to fund clean-energy projects specifically in San Bernardino and Riverside counties where we have some of the worst air pollution in the nation. I believe that we can build on the success of these programs by making the Inland Empire the green technologies and infrastructure hub for California.