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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

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Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.” | Katie Hammer

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

San José ranks 5th for solar power in the nation

Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined in front of San José City Hall by Councilmember Ash Kalra and SunPower Managing Director Bobby Ram to celebrate San José’s impressive solar power achievements.

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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

San Diego ranks 2nd for solar power in nation

San Diego, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined in front of San Diego International Airport’s 3.3 megawatt (MW) solar installation by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, airport officials, local renewable energy advocates and industry leaders to celebrate San Diego’s impressive solar power achievements. 

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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

San Diego ranks 2nd for solar power in nation

San Diego, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined in front of San Diego International Airport’s 3.3 megawatt (MW) solar installation by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, airport officials, local renewable energy advocates and industry leaders to celebrate San Diego’s impressive solar power achievements.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities 2016

America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As population centers, they are major sources of electricity demand, and with millions of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well.

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