News Release | Environment California

Proposition 16’s Defeat Shows Special Interests Can’t Always Buy Elections

The defeat of Proposition 16, the PG&E funded ballot measure opposed by local governments as well as numerous consumer and environmental groups, including Environment California, shows that deep-pocketed special interests can’t always buy elections. 

News Release | Environment California

Surplus Solar Bill Passes State Assembly

Californians can expect a more consumer friendly solar power market if a bill that passed the California State Assembly today becomes law.  Assembly bill 920, authored by Jared Huffman (D-Marin) and sponsored by Environment California, passed the full assembly today with bipartisan support, 51-26. The bill would require utilities to pay individuals for surplus solar power produced at a home, government building or business reducing the disincentive for many Californians’ to invest in solar power and encouraging greater energy efficiency and solar power.   

News Release | Environment California

California and Washington DC Finally See “Eye to Eye” on Clean Energy and Global Warming

“In his address to both houses of Congress tonight, President Obama highlighted the need to solve global warming and jump-start a clean energy economy. This is a call to action on which California has long led the way  and it is a slam dunk for the environment and the economy.”

News Release | Environment California

Green Recovery Bill Will Deliver Less Pollution, More Jobs through Clean Energy

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an economic recovery package containing nearly $80 billion in clean energy, energy efficiency, public transit, rail and green transportation funding.

News Release | Environment California

New Report: We Have a Bright Future in Clean Energy

America can reduce global warming pollution by nearly 10 percent annually, replace the power equivalent of 170 coal fired power plants, and create or sustain more than 3 million jobs by making investments in clean energy and transportation a cornerstone of President-elect Obama’s economic recovery plan, according to a report by Environment California. California stands to benefit tremendously from a push toward clean energy.

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