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.”
Already the leader in installed solar...
Donn D. Dears
- B.S., Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (1952). 
Donn D. Dears is president of TSAugust. He contributes to tsaugust.org, powerforusa.com, and carbonfolly.com. He is a retired GE company senior executive.
He has worked for GE as an engineer and later led an organization that serviced GE steel mills, electric utilities, refineries, oil drilling and production facilities, and open pit and underground mining operations. 
Dears was Venture Manager at GE where he negotiated joint ventures and acquisitions focused on the oil and power generation industries. He has also been the General Manager of GE's Apparatus Service Division's Programs Department. 
Stance on Climate Change
“…it's clear to me that CO2 isn’t the main cause of warming, and is probably only a small, if not tiny factor in warming.
“This is where CO2 becomes part of a religion, because there is considerable scientific evidence that CO2 is not a major cause of global warming.
“My motivation in writing articles is to provide Americans with factual information about energy issues, because so much information in the media is factually incorrect – and even worse, distorted by an obsession with CO2.” 
“The major obstacle to achieving energy independence and the reindustrialization of America is politics – specifically, overzealous environmental groups such as Greenpeace.” 
“Clearly, we do not yet have the necessary proven technologies or technologies having sufficient scale to dramatically cut CO2 emissions. Forging ahead without the needed technologies will cause severe economic harm by cutting our supply of electricity and reducing America's standard of living.” 
May 21 - 23, 2012
DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland's ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations.
Established TSAugust which he describes as a volunteer organization focused on energy issues. 
According to a search of Google Scholar, Donn Dears has not published an article in a peer-reviewed journal on any subject.
“Founder,” TSAugust. Accessed May, 2012.
“Donn Dears,” Linkedin Profile. Accessed May, 2012.
“Religion or Science,” Power For USA, January 31, 2012.
“The Gift that Keeps Giving Part II,” Power For USA, May 4, 2012.
Don Dears. “Cap & Trade Realities for CO2 Emissions,” George C. Marshall Institute, June 1, 2008.
“Speakers,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May, 2012.
“About Author,” Carbon Folly. Accessed May, 2012.
“About,” Power For USA. Accessed May 18, 2012.