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News Release | Environment California

Huntington Beach bans plastic bags

The Huntington Beach City Council voted tonight to ban single-use plastic bags within city limits. With its vote, Huntington Beach became the 70th local government in California to take action against plastic bag pollution. Over seven million Californians, nearly one out of every five people residing in the state, now live in a community that has approved a single-use plastic bag ban.

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News Release | Environment California

LA’s Coal Announcement Clears the Way for a Brighter Future

“Angelenos can celebrate a cleaner, brighter future today,” said Michelle Kinman, Environment California’s clean energy advocate. “We applaud Mayor Villaraigosa for fulfilling his pledge to make Los Angeles a coal-free city, setting the stage for the city to make stronger commitments to clean energy sources such as solar power.”

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Sunny Times for Solar Power, Except in L.A.

...there's a lot more work the DWP needs to do to help solar reach its enormous potential in Los Angeles -- this is a very sunny city and could be a beacon for clean development.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Rooftop Solar Hits 1.5 Gigawatt Milestone

Today, California officials announced that over 1.5 gigawatts of solar power have been installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of three medium-sized coal-fired power plants.

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A Different Solar Milestone

Regardless of how it's accounted for, getting more rooftop solar installed in California is a good thing, and Environment California credits the Million Solar Roofs initiative of the state's Go Solar campaign with making the 1,500 megawatt benchmark possible.

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