On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed eight climate change bills as part of the wrap up of his Global Climate Summit in San Francisco.  The package of bills included measures to encourage purchase of electric vehicles, school bus electrification, and a permanent extension of the vanpools that carry farm workers to their fields. 

The bill signing followed the signing of Senate Bill 100 (de León) on Monday, the controversial bill that requires all retail electricity to be carbon-free by 2045, and increases California’s renewable energy requirement from 50 percent to 60 percent by 2030.