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Governor highlights clean energy

In Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address energy solutions, like solar and wind power, and transportation alternatives, like high-speed rail, were featured prominently as ways to keep California moving toward a brighter future.

News Release | Environment California

Legislature Short Changes Clean Energy

Sacramento – In the final hours of the legislative session, 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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News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Called on Congressman McClintock to Stop Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

Rocklin – At a town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Tom McClintock this evening, Environment California was joined by local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil. The group highlighted the environmental and public health threats—from last year’s massive BP Gulf oil spill to smog pollution—posed by our continued dependence on oil. 

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News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Called on Congressman McClintock to Stop Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

At a town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Tom McClintock this evening, Environment California was joined by local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil.

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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.

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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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