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From Alameda to Yountville, we're saying "YES" to electric vehicles

To date, over 250 current and recent mayors, city council members and county supervisors from Oakland and Fresno to San Fernando and Chula Vista, have signed on to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s vision to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. By accelerating the deployment of clean vehicles, we can clean up our air, reduce global warming pollution, improve public health, save Californians money at the pump and stimulate economic growth.

News Release | Environment California

Special interests dim opportunity for California to commit to 100% clean electricity

Despite overwhelming support from 76 percent of its constituents, the California State Assembly today deferred a vote on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what’s best for the Golden State and the will of the people, utility companies and electrical unions succeeded in their last-minute ploy to push the bill to next year’s legislative session.

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News Release | Environment California

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes California Legislature

The California Legislature passed AB 797 (Irwin) this afternoon. With the bipartisan vote in the Assembly of 45-19 today and the Senate’s bipartisan 30-10 vote on Tuesday, the bill now heads to the Governor for his signature. The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that heat water and air using the sun’s energy, reducing natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals, improve air quality, and support economic development.

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California Can Lead the Way to a Brighter, Healthier Future | Michelle Kinman

When you live in a state with 3,427 miles of shoreline, six of the top 10 U.S. metro areas with the worst year-round air pollution and refineries that process about 84 million gallons of petroleum every day, you don’t have the luxury of willful ignorance or cynicism about climate change and the devastation it can inflict.

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News Release | Environment California

San Jose Supporters Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100% Clean Energy

Local supporters gathered at San Jose City hall to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (De León). SB 100 will ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045.

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News Release | Environment California

San​ ​Bernardino​ ​County​ ​Leaders​ ​Urge​ ​California Lawmakers​ ​to​ ​Pass​ ​SB​ ​100​ ​for​ ​100%​ ​Clean​ ​Energy

Local​ ​supporters,​ ​city​ ​and​ ​state​ ​officials,​ ​faith​ ​groups,​ ​and​ ​environmental​ ​groups​ ​gathered at​ ​the​ ​site​ ​of​ ​the​ ​former​ ​Kaiser​ ​Steel​ ​Plant​ ​to​ ​urge​ ​passage​ ​of​ ​Senate​ ​Bill​ ​100​ ​(De​ ​León).​ ​SB​ ​100​ ​will ensure​ ​that​ ​California​ ​generates​ ​100%​ ​of​ ​its​ ​electricity​ ​from​ ​clean​ ​energy​ ​sources​ ​by​ ​2045.

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