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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.

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California's fossil fuel use slated to grow

California will spend up to $2,911.1 billion on fossil fuels such as oil and coal between 2010 and 2030, according to a new study released Tuesday by the advocacy group Environment California. 

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News Release | Environment California

Hollywood Actress Urges Young People To Support Strong Clean Energy Bill In Congress

With only days to go until Congress votes on a landmark energy bill that puts a first-ever federal limit on global warming pollution, actress Amy Smart urges young people to call their legislators and ask them to support clean, renewable energy.

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Bill Would Give Solar Users Chance to Sell Power

A bill in the California State Senate would allow people who own solar-powered homes and businesses to sell excess power back to utilities.

Environment California is sponsoring the legislation.

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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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