California Governor Jerry Brown used the occasion of his fourth inaugural address to propose an ambitious new clean energy target for the state: 50% renewable energy by 2030.
“We are at a crossroads,” Brown said in announcing the proposal, according to Climate Progress. “The challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it, to live within our means and to keep California ever golden and creative.”
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Bo Anders Nordell
- Professor, Water Resources Eng. (LTU) 2001
- Docent, Water Resources Eng (LTU) 1997
- Doctor of Technology, Water Resources Eng. (LTU) 1994
- Senior High School (House Construction Eng) 1964-67
- Licentiate of Technology, Water Resources Eng. (LTU) 1986
- Mining Engineering (LTU) 1974-79
- Computer Programming (DATASAAB, Linköping) 1968-69
- Military Service (Assistant Meteorologist, Swedish Air Force) 1967-68
As of January, 2003, Bo Nordell has been the head of the Division for Renewable Energy at Luleå University where he is also a professor. He has worked in the fields of thermal energy storage, and “Snow/ice-related problems.” Bo Nordell is skeptical that carbon dioxide has a large influence on climate change. 
Like some other climate change skeptics (notably Nils-Axel Morner) Nordell believes in “dowsing,” the process of locating buried objects and materials like water, gemstones, ores, graves, etc. While a number of scientific studies have found dowsing to be no more effective than chance, Nordell has said that he “strongly believe[s] that there is no doubt that the dowsing reaction is a physical reality.” 
Bo Nordell was the Secretary of the International Energy Agency Research Program on Thermal Energy Storage from 1995 to 1999. The program, Energy Conservation through Energy Storage Implementing Agreement, ECES, consisted of a number of research annexes for storage of different types on energy.
Stance on Climate Change
“Even though there is a scientific consensus about ongoing global warming there is no consensus about its cause. […] Another explanation to global warming is that it is a result of natural variations in solar irradiance […]” 
“Fossil fuel combustion generates CO2 and HEAT, which sooner or later are let out into the atmosphere. My hypothesis means that the emitted HEAT is heating the world and that CO2 has very little influence on the warming.” 
March 7, 2013
Bo Nordell was the co-author of a paper suggesting that greenhouse gasses were less of a threat to climate change than the heat produced by energy generation. According to Nordell and Bruno Gervet, waste heat from energy generation contributes more to climate change than greenhouse gases. They wrote in the International Journal of Global Warming that “In most cases net heat emissions mean that low-temperature waste heat is dumped into sea water or the atmosphere or heat leakage from buildings is transferred to the surrounding air or ground.”
Luleå University of Technology — Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Natural Resources Engineering.
According to his profile at Luleå University, Nordell is “author of a number of publications; 18 scientific articles in international journals and almost 60 presentations at international scientific conferences.”
Google Scholar shows that most of his publications are in the area of energy storage. The following are some of his articles returned for the search phrase “climate”: 
- Bo Nordell. “Thermal pollution causes global warming,” Global and Planetary Change, Volume 38, Issues 3–4, September 2003, Pages 305–312.
- Bo Nordell and Bruno Gervet. “Global energy accumulation and net heat emission,” International Journal of Global Warming, Volume 1, Number 1-3/2009.
- Mohamad Kharseh, Lobna Altorkmany and Bo Nordell. “Global warming's impact on the performance of GSHP,” Renewable Energy, Volume 36, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 1485–1491.
- Bo Nordell. “GLOBAL WARMING IS LARGE-SCALE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE,” Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption, NATO Science Series Volume 234, 2007, pp 75-86.
“Curriculum Vitae, April 2003” (PDF), retrieved from bothnian.net.
“Prof. Bo Nordell,” Luleå University of Technology. Accessed March 10, 2013.
Bo Nordell. ”THE DOWSING REACTION ORIGINATES FROM PIEZOELECTRIC EFFECT IN BONE” (PDF), Presentation at the 6th International Svedala Symposium on Ecological Design, May 19-21 1988.
Bo Nordell. “GLOBAL WARMING IS LARGE-SCALE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE,” Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption, NATO Science Series Volume 234, 2007, pp 75-86.
“'Waste Heat' a Potential Threat to the Climate,” The Futurist, November - December 2009.
“Bo Nordell,” LinkedIn profile.