The recent forecast for renewable solar and wind energy in California, the nation’s leading solar market, just keeps getting brighter. The percentage of renewable energy now reaches 20.6 percent at the end of 2017, up 17 percent from where it was in 2010. Although that is still off the goal for renewable energy set in 2002, this upward move suggests California may reach its renewable portfolio standard of 33 percent by 2020.
At a previous democratic convention, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer said Republican presidential nominee John McCain's congressional actions on clean energy and environmental protection were inconsistent with his campaign promises of environmental stewardship. A look at Senator McCain's voting record quickly reveals that he is not on the side of clean energy and a sustainable planet.