Global warming is real

Global warming, the most profound threat of our time, is happening now. For example, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

What’s more, we're is running out of time to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, floods in the Midwest, and extreme drought and increased wildfires in the West are just some of the dangers of global warming that are cause for immediate action.  

California must lead 

The good news is that California has many tools at its fingertips to begin solving the problem. As the world’s 12th largest source of global warming pollution, California can make a world of a difference by continuing to undertake big initiatives to solve global warming. With more energy efficient homes and businesses, cars that go farther on a gallon of gas, and renewable energy like wind, solar and geothermal, we can begin to sharply reduce global warming pollution. Add to that an economy-wide cap on carbon pollution that puts a price on the right to pollute our air, and you have a viable strategy for solving the world’s trickiest problem. 

With your activism and our advocacy, we can solve global warming

We’re working to promote the most practical solutions to global warming, like cleaner cars and clean energy — solutions that not only reduce air pollution, but create jobs as well. 

We’re also working to make sure that the state’s biggest polluters pay for the damage they inflict on our environment, and we just won a major breakthrough: The California Air Resources Board just finalized the nation’s first ever economy-wide cap and trade program to drive down global warming pollution. We’re working to make sure that fees from the program are reinvested in our communities, helping Californians shift to a clean energy economy. 

At the same time, thousands of you have joined the fight to cut global warming pollution. Across the state, you’re calling or emailing your decision-makers, signing petitions, and spreading the word to your friends and family.

Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination. In 2010, California voters overwhelming rejected the oil industry’s attempt at reversing California’s landmark global warming law, AB 32, with Proposition 23, the dirty energy initiative. This was a huge success, but the oil industry and their allies are not giving up — and neither can we.

We need you to get involved if we’re going to truly solve global warming. If enough of us speak out, we can shift to a clean energy future in which the problem of global warming is a page in history books. Join our campaign by taking action today.
 

Clean Energy updates

News Release | Environment America

State Officials to U.S. Senate: Don’t Block State Innovation on Energy, Climate

On the eve of Earth Day and just days before the expected unveiling of a new energy and climate bill in the U.S. Senate, state officials, legal experts, and environmental groups called on the U.S. Senate to uphold the historic role that states have played in protecting the environment.

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News Release | Environment California

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Save California Families More Than $800 Per Year, While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California families could save $822 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if the government invests in energy efficient buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California.  Energy efficiency in our buildings would also help California’s fight against global warming by reducing projected greenhouse gas emissions from buildings by 37 percent.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Save California Families More Than $800 Per Year, While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sacramento – California families could save $822 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if the government invests in energy efficient buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Building Better: How High-Efficiency Buildings Will Save Money and Reduce Global Warming

Over 40 percent of our energy – and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world – goes toward powering America’s buildings, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Today’s high-efficiency homes and buildings prove that we have the technology and skills to drastically improve the efficiency of our buildings while simultaneously improving their comfort and affordability. If we apply those lessons to all buildings, we can reduce overall building energy consumption 35 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050.

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News Release | Environment California

FPPC Complaint Filed on Valero Initiative

Sacramento - A statewide environmental advocacy group, Environment California, is filing a complaint to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) citing concerns that Valero Energy Corporation may have violated state law by not disclosing campaign contributions for its effort to suspend the state's clean energy law.

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