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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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Solana Beach City Council Supports Moving on Bag Ban

Solana Beach is well on its way to becoming the first city in San Diego County to ban plastic bags, after an overwhelmingly supportive City Council discussion on Oct. 26.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Bay Area Solar Companies Lead Nation in Job Growth, Fighting Global Warming

Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses gathered today to release a report that maps out how clean energy solutions can make a dramatic difference in the fight against a warming planet as well as the struggle to revive a cooling economy.

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News Release | Environment California

Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

SACRAMENTO -- This month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced the creation of a new low-income solar water heating incentive program under the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program.

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News Release | Environment California

Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

The California Public Utilities Commission announced the creation of a new low-income solar water heating incentive program under the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program. The CSI-Thermal Program resulted from Assembly Bill 1407, authored by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Environment California in 2007, to create a 10-year, $250 million statewide incentive program to encourage the installation of 200,000 solar water heating systems in homes and businesses that offset natural gas usage for heating water.

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News Release | Environment California

California Ranks 1st in U.S. for Solar Jobs

California – Today, Environment California released new data from The Solar Foundation showing that California has the most solar-related jobs in the country, with an estimated 25,000 people employed by over 3,500 establishments.  Environment California also released a list of over 50 elected officials who support Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to build 12,000 megawatts of local clean energy – enough energy to cover a million solar roofs – by 2020. 

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