Fresh off a trip to Australia to study drought response, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is breaking out his passport again.
The Los Angeles Democrat is in London today, spreading the gospel of Senate Bill 350 and the state’s other clean energy initiatives ahead of December’s international climate talks in Paris, where he will join Gov. Jerry Brown as part of a California delegation.
De León is set to meet with the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd and serve as a keynote speaker at a conference on energy storage organized by the electric power company AES Corporation. After leading a roundtable discussion hosted by the Aldersgate Group, which promotes the economic viability of environmental policies, he will address members of Parliament through Globe International, a network of lawmakers focused on sustainable development.
“The California story is one of leadership,” De León said in a statement. “Much can be gained by applying our accomplishments to a global strategy to save our climate, and making sure the world knows California is the best place for clean energy investment.”
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De León is traveling to London alone and paying for the trip himself, according to his office.
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