News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

San Diego ranks 2nd for solar power in nation

San Diego has more solar panels than most major cities, ranking 2nd among major U.S. cities two years in a row, according to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The solar stature of the city was owed largely to the clear solar commitment of the city’s leaders as well as streamlined and predictable permitting fees, said Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Councilmember Todd Gloria and advocates who gathered at an affordable housing complex in Council District 3 that is powered by solar energy.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

5 California Cities Earn Berth in “Sweet Sixteen” for Solar Power

“California cities are some of the country’s most valuable players when it comes to solar power,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California. “As California leaders—Governor Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins—aim  to have 50% of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030, our cities are leading the way.”

News Release | Environment California

New Ballot Measure Threatens California’s Coast and Ocean.

Sacramento, CA- The California Secretary of State has just certified a ballot measure to repeal the California ban on single use plastic bags (SB 270). Out-of-state single use plastic bag companies paid over $3 million dollars 98% from out of state to repeal the popular law.

News Release | Environment California

“Today, the pen was mightier than the pipeline.” – Michelle Kinman, Environment California

As anticipated, President Obama vetoed legislation to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline today. Environment California’s Michelle Kinman issued a statement.

News Release | Environment California

Environment California Calls on Governor Brown to Follow Governor Cuomo and Ban Fracking in California.

Sacramento - Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first Governor in the country to ban fracking. The decision came after an intensive review by the New York State Department of Health, which concluded that fracking is bad for the environment and dangerous for people who live near fracking facilities. The report cites potential environmental impacts and health hazards as reasons for the ban. The research includes recent findings from multiple studies conducted across the country. Based on that knowledge and the new evidence that continues to come in on fracking, Environment California is calling on Governor Brown to stop fracking in California.

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