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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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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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Rooftop solar capacity soars in Sacramento, report shows

Rooftop solar power installations nearly tripled in Sacramento during the past two years, making it the fastest-growing solar city in the state.

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Fresno ranks among top solar cities

  Spokesperson Stephanie Droste-Packham says it's cause for celebration because Fresno has doubled its number of solar installations in the past two years.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: Los Angeles #2 in State for Solar Roofs

Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report today cataloging the amount of solar power installed by cities across the state, as of the third quarter of 2011. The report identifies the hubs of the state’s thriving solar economy (detailed in the table below) and shows that Los Angeles ranks second in the state in terms of the number of solar installations on residential, commercial and government buildings, with just over 4,000 projects installed. Los Angles is also second in the state in terms of the total amount of solar electricity generated, measured in capacity, with 36 megawatts.

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