The Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs Network is a broad bipartisan coalition of business, health, and environmental groups that supports the state’s leadership in clean energy policy that creates jobs, reduces carbon emissions, and improves public health.
Former Secretary of State George Shultz and San Francisco businessman/philanthropist Tom Steyer are the co-chairs of the effort, which includes the state's leaders in economic development, public health, and environmental protection. We back state, regional, and local clean energy policies, support implementation of the state’s landmark climate change law (AB 32), and promote renewable energy jobs, projects, and businesses.
Coalition partners include: the Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; Natural Resources Defense Council; the Environmental Defense Fund; Los Angeles Business Council; CleanTECH San Diego, California League of Conservation Voters; California Business Alliance for a Green Economy; the American Lung Association in California; the Blue Green Alliance; Bay Area Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
The Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs Network produces a daily newsletter and website highlighting clean tech projects at www.CaBrightspot.com (with support from the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy www.ca-greenbusinessalliance.com). The site defends and promotes clean energy policies and legislation, and conducts other activities to continue momentum in the fastest-growing segment of the state’s economy.
The organization grew out of the coalition that defeated Proposition 23 in November 2010 by a 38.4-61.6 percent margin. The “No” position received more votes than any other candidate and ballot measure in the United States.