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We sent plastic bag ban and electric vehicle legislation to Gov. Brown

California lawmakers passed two groundbreaking bills to protect our water, air and beautiful places: a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags and a new program to put a million electric vehicles on California’s roads. Right now, we’re working to make sure Gov. signs both bills.

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Green jobs gaining traction in California

More than 500,000 people are employed in "green jobs" in California and that number is expected to ramp up in the coming years, according to a report. The Environment California Research & Policy Center report, "Building a Clean Energy Workforce: Preparing Californians for New Opportunities in the State's Green Economy," additionally documents nearly 300 green job training programs at more than 130 institutions throughout the state.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

NEW REPORT: Up to 15,000 Californians Enrolled in Green Job Training Programs Annually

San Diego—On the heels of Governor Brown’s launch of an effort to build 12,000 megawatts of solar and other forms of small-scale clean energy, environmental and green job advocates are highlighting the need to train the next generation of workers locally to help build California’s clean energy future. 

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Up to 15,000 Californians Enrolled in Green Job Training Programs Annually

According to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center, California’s ground-breaking clean energy and environmental policies are creating new job opportunities for Californians, and the state’s educational institutions are stepping up to the plate to train the next generation of clean energy workers to build and operate California’s clean energy future.

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Study: 15,000 per year train for green jobs in CA

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve been hearing about this university, that organization, this labor union — everyone seemed to be doing some kind of program,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, co-author of the report and director of clean energy programs at the non-profit Environment California Research & Policy Center. “We wanted to count them up.”

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Building A Clean Energy Workforce: Preparing Californians for New Opportunities in the State's Green Economy

California’s ground-breaking clean energy and environmental policies are creating new economic and job opportunities.

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