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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama has expanded the California Coastal National Monument, permanently protecting California’s Stornetta Public Lands. The monument expansion will save over 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along northern California’s scenic coastline. Environment California's Nathan Weaver attended the dedication event.

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Electricity from Rooftop Solar Hits Milestone in California

Electricity generation by rooftop solar installations in California has surpassed the one-gigawatt mark, according to an analysis of a state incentives program.

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MILESTONE: California Installs one gigawatt of rooftop solar across state

KTVU visited local solar installer specialists Sungevity to get insight about California getting to the one gigawatt of rooftop solar across the state. Watch video.

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California Hits Solar Energy Milestone

“Even in a bad economy, the solar industry has been growing exponentially by 40 percent per year,” says Michelle Kinman of Environment California.

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SLO Passes Regional Bag Ban in First Hearing

San Luis Obispo County’s waste management board Wednesday witha 7-5 vote to pass the proposed ordinance that would ban single-use plastic bags.

The Integrated Waste Management Board's vote does not put the ordinance in place. Rather, it allows a final decision Jan. 11.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California's Solar Program a Big Success

Oakland, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report documenting that California’s innovative Million Solar Roofs Initiative, halfway through its legislatively mandated timeline, is on pace to meet its goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2016, is helping to reduce the cost of solar energy, and is creating thousands of jobs throughout the state.

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