The state of California has made a full-blown commitment to reducing reliance on fossil-fuel energy and other limited resources#
Utilities are required to use solar, wind and geothermal sources for a third of their electricity supply by 2020, while owners of homes and businesses are being urged to install solar panels#
The state is mandating that automakers dramatically ramp up sales of battery-powered and other low-emission cars# It is imposing new cap-and-trade emission controls on business with hefty fees#
Essentially, the state is trying to force California into an entirely new economic structure, claiming, in Gov# Jerry Brown's words, that "California is positioned perfectly to reap the economic benefits that will inevitably flow."
But what of the costs?