California governor toughens climate-change goals

California Gov. Jerry Brown poses for a selfie with Kristin Parker and her three-month old son, Rutherford Kermit Rich after attending the People's Inauguration Party outside the state Capitol Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown made history Monday when he was sworn in for his fourth term as governor of California, cautioning that the state is positioned for a bright future if it can live within its means. The 76-year-old Democrat told the audience at his inauguration that California is at a crossroads. The party was hosted by the Orange County Employees Association and the California Labor Federation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As he was sworn in for a record fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown charted an ambitious new goal on Monday for California in its fight against climate change, challenging the nation’s most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the next 15 years.

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