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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Clean, Localized, Renewable Energy Can Power California

Environment California Research & Policy Center prepared this series of factsheets to provide information about local energy technologies that are well-suited to help California reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy future.

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News Release | Environment California

Our Response: Brown's State of the State Address

In Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address delivered today, energy solutions, like solar and wind power, and transportation alternatives, like high-speed rail, were featured prominently as ways to keep California moving toward a brighter future.

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News Release | Environment California

Two more cities ban plastic bags

The Cupertino City Council and Glendale City Council each voted unanimously tonight to bar stores from distributing single-use plastic bags within their respective city limits. The vote came after lengthy comment from residents, activists, and public officials in enthusiastic support of the ban.

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Two plastic bag ban votes tonight! | Nathan Weaver

Glendale, located in Los Angeles County, and Cuptertino, located in Santa Clara County will vote tonight on plastic bag bans.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

MILESTONE: California Solar Initiative Installs 1 GW On Rooftops

Last week, California officials announced that the state’s California Solar Initiative (CSI) has hit a new milestone, with over 1,000 megawatts (or one gigawatt) of solar projects installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of two medium-sized coal-fired power plants or one nuclear plant.

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