[On climate change leadership] Every proposal we make in cutting emissions needs to be evaluated through the lens of followership. Are things that we do near home or in collaboration with other countries … likely to lead other emitters around the world to reduce their emissions?
[On a proposal to divest University of California stocks & bonds from fossil fuels] While this measure sends a signal to the industry, it is too blunt a signal. It targets all fossil fuel companies without recognizing that a growing number of these companies are now part of the solution.
[On Washington governor and U.S. presidential candidate Jay Inslee's recently released climate plan] It is not clear to me that supply chains could meet the need for all new light- and medium-duty vehicles and buses, along with all new buildings, to be zero-emission by 2030. [Yet], no other candidate is devoting this much attention to the climate issue.