Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, sworn in Monday for a record fourth and final term, called in his inaugural address for a reduction in petroleum use in cars by as much as 50 percent within 15 years, making heating fuels cleaner and increasing to a half from a third the portion of electricity California gets from renewable sources.
“California basically is presenting a challenge to Washington, to other states and to other countries,” Brown told reporters after his speech.
Brown is California’s longest-serving and oldest-ever sitting governor. He's prohibited by term limits from seeking another term in 2018.