Upwards of 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from E2. A significant number of these jobs will allow states to fulfill federal carbon pollution standards introduced as part of the Clean Power Plan announced in June.
Nothing in AB 32 says oil companies have to raise prices at the pump as a result of the state’s market-based cap-and-trade program. Slick ads and paid media sponsored by the oil industry are attempting to mislead the public to think that, suddenly, there is an imminent tax hike related to a law that has been on the books for years.
During a visit to a Wal-Mart near San Jose, Calif., President Obama will outline what aides call some 300 “private and public sector commitments” designed to create jobs and reduce carbon pollution. The new plans are designed to boost solar power and promote energy efficiency.