Dale Kasler at the Sacramento Bee quotes me in a story on SB 100 (clean energy) and SB 775 (post-2020 carbon pricing):
Despite the uncertainty of moving into a post-fossil fuel world, California officials are clearly galvanized by the idea of thumbing their noses at the Trump administration when it comes to energy, the environment and climate change.
“You’re seeing a renewed enthusiasm in the current political moment,” said Danny Cullenward, a Stanford University energy economist and lawyer who is advising Senate Democrats on the proposed overhaul of the cap-and-trade program. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm for standing up and saying we’re doubling down.”
Personally, I wouldn't call fixing an urgent environmental problem a question of thumbing our noses at President Trump—but there's no question that California is headed in a different direction on both energy and climate, as last week's proposals indicate.