News Release | Environment California

Renewable Energy Legislative Wins in 2009

The California State Legislature took another giant step toward building a clean energy future with the passage of five significant clean energy bills that will continue California’s leadership in promoting clean renewable energy.

News Release | Environment California

New Report: Strong Energy Efficiency Policies in Energy/Climate Legislation Would Save California Families $209 per Year, Create 66,200 Jobs

New national report finds that California households would save an average of $209 per year and 66,200 sustainable jobs would be created in the state over the next ten years if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation.

News Release | Environment California

33% by 2020 RPS Bill Advances

The California State Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee passed SB 14 (Simitian), the 33% by 3030 Renewable Portfolio Standard bill this evening. The bill promises to be the biggest environmental bill of the year, though it was amended tonight in a way that created problems for environmentalists to support the bill.

News Release | Environment California

Groups, Legislators Call for Passage of 33% by 2020 Bill

Standing in front of a giant, fourteen foot wind turbine on the steps of the State Capitol, environmental groups and state legislators called for passage of a bill that will triple California’s use of clean, renewable electricity.  The prop, made by Environment California, is on a statewide tour traveling through cities from Sacramento to San Diego to bring attention to the 33% by 2020 renewable electricity standard policy moving through the state legislature.

News Release | Environment California

Solar in California Going Mainstream

From Santa Cruz to the Central Valley and from Trinidad to San Diego, solar power is taking hold throughout California as documented in the latest Environment California Research & Policy Center report, California’s Solar Cities: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future.

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