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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

San Diego ranks 2nd for solar power in nation

San Diego, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined in front of San Diego International Airport’s 3.3 megawatt (MW) solar installation by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, airport officials, local renewable energy advocates and industry leaders to celebrate San Diego’s impressive solar power achievements. 

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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

San Diego ranks 2nd for solar power in nation

San Diego, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined in front of San Diego International Airport’s 3.3 megawatt (MW) solar installation by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, airport officials, local renewable energy advocates and industry leaders to celebrate San Diego’s impressive solar power achievements.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities 2016

America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As population centers, they are major sources of electricity demand, and with millions of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well.

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California Statement on Latest Impact of the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak: Summer Blackouts

Today, state officials reported that Southern California could experience up to 14 days of planned power outages this summer, resulting from the Aliso Canyon methane leak.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

5 California Cities Among Dozens Backing Carbon Pollution Limits in Court

Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and West Hollywood are among more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, filing an amicus brief today in support of the Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of the U.S. strategy to tackle climate change that was delayed by the Supreme Court in February.

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