Today, California can claim first place in just about every renewable-energy category: It is home to the nation's largest wind farm and the world's largest solar thermal plant. It has the largest operating photovoltaic solar installation on Earth and more rooftop solar than any other state. (It helps to have a lot of roofs.) This new industry has been an economic boon as well. Solar companies now employ an estimated 64,000 people in the state, surpassing the number of people working for all the major utilities. California has attracted more venture capital investment for clean-energy technologies than the European Union and China combined. Even the state's manufacturing base is experiencing a boost; one of California's largest factories is Tesla Motors' sprawling electric-vehicle assembly plant in the Bay Area.
Rockefeller Family Fund hits Exxon, divests from fossil fuels
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, …
By Terry Wade and Anna Driver
HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Rockefeller Family Fund said on Wednesday it will divest from fossil fuels as quickly as possible and "eliminate holdings" of Exxon Mobil Corp , saying the oil company associated with the family fortune has misled the public about climate change risks.