California Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t planning to debate the merits of wind and solar energy.
He told an invitation-only audience at UCLA that:
When local communities try to block installation of solar like they did in San Luis Obispo, we act to overcome the opposition. In Oakland I learned that some kind of opposition you have to crush. You can talk, but you have to move forward.
Gov. Moonbeam urged the audience:
Your job is to find the path through the thicket, and on the other side, the lion will lie down with the lamb and we’ll turn swords into plowshares.
If mixed metaphors were fuel for power plants, though, CO2 emissions would be reduced to brown’s own hot air.