News Release | Environment California

Gov. Brown Shines Spotlight on Big Solar Goal

LOS ANGELES—Calling for more clean energy and green jobs, Governor Jerry Brown hosted a conference at University of California, Los Angeles today to shine a spotlight on his goal of building twelve thousand megawatts (MW) of solar power and other forms of small-scale renewable energy by 2020. The move would quadruple the state’s current market for these kinds of clean energy technologies.

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Bipartisan Support for Renewable Energy Bill

In a rare showing of bipartisan support for clean energy, AB 864 (Huffman) passed out of the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee yesterday afternoon. Backing the bill was an even rarer coalition of environmentalists working alongside large manufacturers who want to invest in green energy as a way to comply with the state’s global warming law, AB 32.

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Environment California Makes Greening Home Simple

Celebrating Earth Day, Environment California released a new guide designed to help Californians green up their homes and save money at the same time. The web-based guide, Plug into Clean Energy, gives consumers simple tips for improving the energy performance of their homes and workplaces, lowering energy bills and reducing air pollution.

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Gov. Brown signs law requiring 33% of energy be renewable by 2020

The California law increases a previous mandate of 20% renewable energy by 2020. U.S. energy secretary calls the law a model for other states, and an industry group says it could create 100,000 jobs.

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Brown Signs Renewable Energy Mandate

Taking a giant step forward down the path toward repowering California with clean, renewable energy, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 2X (Simitian) the 33% by 2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill today. The clean energy mandate is the strongest in the country and environmental advocates celebrated its potential to provide cleaner air, green jobs and greater energy security for the state.

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Brown Signs Renewable Energy Mandate

Sacramento – Taking a giant step forward down the path toward repowering California with clean, renewable energy, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 2X (Simitian) the 33% by 2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill today. The clean energy mandate is the strongest in the country and environmental advocates celebrated its potential to provide cleaner air, green jobs and greater energy security for the state.

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California's Renewable Energy Mandate Passes Legislature

33% by 2020 Mandate Soon to Have Force of Law  

Sacramento – The California State Assembly passed SB 2X (Simitian), the 33% by 2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard bill today. The bill, which promises to be one of biggest environmental victories of the year, already passed the Senate and is on its way to the governor’s desk where he is expected to sign it. 

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California's Renewable Energy Mandate Passes Legislature

The California State Assembly passed SB 2X (Simitian), the 33% by 2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard bill today. The bill, which promises to be one of biggest environmental victories of the year, already passed the Senate and is on its way to the governor’s desk where he is expected to sign it.

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

Statement by Bernadette Del Chiaro, clean energy advocate, on defeat of PG&E's Proposition 16

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Bright Horizons

Pasadena is pushing customer-generated solar power, but questions remain about how utilities will respond to threats to their business model

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