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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.

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Woodland named a California solar power leader

Woodland, trailing only Chico, is a state leader in solar power, according to a new environmental report. The report, which came out Tuesday from the Los Angeles-based Environment California Policy and Research Center, said Chico produces more solar power per resident than any other city in the state, with solar capacity per resident at .110 kilowatt, followed by Woodland in second place at .100 kilowatt, for cities with 50,000 residents or more.

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Group calls Santa Cruz a solar power

Santa Cruz is full of sun worshippers, and that is especially true when it comes to solar energy.

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City ranks high in solar-power report

Oroville ranks high in solar power, a report showed this week.

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Chico Tops State in Solar Energy

It seems North State cities' investment in solar power is paying-off. A report released by Environment California shows Chico produced more solar energy than any other city in California with a population over 50,000.

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L.A. is ranked 2nd statewide in solar energy generating

"In the past two years alone, Los Angeles has tripled the amount of solar power that it had installed in the previous 10 years combined," said Michelle Kinman, co-author of "California's Solar Cities 2012: Leaders in the Race Toward a Clean Energy Future," a report from the Environment California Research and Policy Center. But Kinman added that Los Angeles still has a lot of catching up to do.

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