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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

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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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: Fresno is a Leading Solar City

Fresno ranks 5th in the state in terms of the number of solar installations on residential, commercial and government buildings, with just over 2,100 projects installed. The number of solar roof installations in Fresno has doubled in the past two years alone. 

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: Solar Power is Booming in Sacramento

Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report today comparing the number of rooftop solar power projects installed in cities throughout the state. The report identifies the hubs of the state’s thriving solar economy (detailed in the table below) and shows that Sacramento ranks 7th in the state in terms of the total amount of solar electricity generated, measured in capacity, with 16 megawatts. Sacramento ranks 10th in the state in terms of the number of solar installations on residential, commercial and government buildings, with just over 1,000 projects installed. Most impressive, Sacramento has experienced the greatest rate of solar growth of all major cities, tripling the total amount of solar power installed in the past two years alone.

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San Diego leads state in solar power generation

San Diego generates more power from grid-connected solar panels on residential, commercial and government buildings than any other city in California, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Environment California Research & Policy Center.

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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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