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 California

Environment California joins Gov. Schwarzenegger and Secretary Salazar to Clear Way for More Clean Energy

Further laying the groundwork for California to reach its environmental goals, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in order to expedite the siting of California renewable energy projects.

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California joins Gov. Schwarzenegger and Secretary Salazar to Clear Way for More Clean Energy

Further laying the groundwork for California to reach its environmental goals, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in order to expedite the siting of California renewable energy projects.

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Talking green but working against it

Ever since she saw the House of the Future at Disneyland when she was a little girl, Nancy Van Tassel wanted a home that would be self-sustaining. This year, she finally had a solar system installed atop her house high in the hills above Atascadero.

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News Release | Environment California

TV Efficiency Standards Pending in California

The California Energy Commission (CEC) held a hearing today on energy efficiency standards for televisions sold in California. The standards, a first ever for televisions, would save consumers an estimated $1 billion per year, cut smog-forming air pollution by 876 tons per year and cut global warming pollution by more than 3 million tons per year, winning the praise of Environment California and several other leading environmental groups.

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News Release | Environment California

TV Efficiency Standards Pending in California

Sacramento – The California Energy Commission (CEC) held a hearing today on energy efficiency standards for televisions sold in California.

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