News Release | Environment California

California Ranks 1st in U.S. for Solar Jobs

California – Today, Environment California released new data from The Solar Foundation showing that California has the most solar-related jobs in the country, with an estimated 25,000 people employed by over 3,500 establishments.  Environment California also released a list of over 50 elected officials who support Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to build 12,000 megawatts of local clean energy – enough energy to cover a million solar roofs – by 2020. 

News Release | Environment California

Governor Brown Signs Two Important Solar Power Bills

Governor Jerry Brown signed key bills, supported by Environment California, that will keep California a world-class solar power leader.

News Release | Environment California

Governor Brown Signs Two Important Solar Power Bills

On a dependably sunny morning at Fowler Elementary School, Governor Jerry Brown signed key bills that will keep California a world-class solar power leader. 

News Release | Environment California

Legislature Short Changes Clean Energy

State lawmakers failed to pass one of the country’s largest and most successful clean energy initiatives, known as the Public Goods Charge. Meanwhile, a lesser-known bill, AB 1150 (M. Perez), aimed at extending the Self-Generation Incentive Program to provide incentives for wind, fuel cells and other technologies that can generate electricity on-site where the electricity will be consumed, did pass.

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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.

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.

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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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.”

News Release | Environment California

At Gov.'s Summit, Environment California Outlines Clean Energy Goals

Presentation Summary at Governor’s Conference on 12,000 MW of Renewable Local Energy

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Gov. Brown pushes 12-gigawatt clean power goal

California should get that much electricity from local clean power sources — such as rooftop solar panels, small wind turbines and fuel cells — by 2020, he says, but is short on details about how.

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