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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment California

Surplus Solar Bill Passes State Assembly

Californians can expect a more consumer friendly solar power market if a bill that passed the California State Assembly today becomes law.  Assembly bill 920, authored by Jared Huffman (D-Marin) and sponsored by Environment California, passed the full assembly today with bipartisan support, 51-26. The bill would require utilities to pay individuals for surplus solar power produced at a home, government building or business reducing the disincentive for many Californians’ to invest in solar power and encouraging greater energy efficiency and solar power.   

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With Billions at Stake, Trying to Expand the Meaning of ‘Renewable Energy’

The definition of renewable energy seems clear cut: The sun continues to shine, so solar energy is renewable. The wind continues to blow, so wind turbines churn out renewable power.

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California's solar push

Homeowners typically don't spend much time thinking about the real estate atop their roofs unless it's time to clean the gutters. But that expanse of shingles could be saving them money -- or, if a bill in the Legislature succeeds, become a way to make money while striking a blow against climate change.

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Obama: U.S. will rebuild, recover and emerge stronger

In his first nationwide speech since the inauguration 36 days ago, Obama returned to Congress riding a wave of popular support. Greeted by prolonged applause in the packed House chamber, he outlined an ambitious agenda to revive the economy with long-term improvements.

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News Release | Environment California

California and Washington DC Finally See “Eye to Eye” on Clean Energy and Global Warming

“In his address to both houses of Congress tonight, President Obama highlighted the need to solve global warming and jump-start a clean energy economy. This is a call to action on which California has long led the way  and it is a slam dunk for the environment and the economy.”

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