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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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Renewable energy spells economic security

Concerns about dependence on foreign sources of oil, along with the environmental impacts of fossil fuel usage, have encouraged many nations from Germany to Japan to dramatically ramp up their production of renewable energy. These countries are not only securing their energy independence but also are building modern clean energy economies and creating new high-tech jobs for their citizens.

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Solar product means benefits for Chico

More jobs and more money through payroll checks will be among the benefits for Chico if homebuilders and do-it-yourselfers fully embrace a solar water heating product under production by local manufacturer FAFCO.

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Bill heats up talk of solar water systems

At first glance, the ranch-style stucco house on a quiet Encino street looks no different from its neighbors.

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Rebate rule chills sales of solar

SACRAMENTO — California homeowners are rejecting new rebates for solar power equipment, saying the state has made installing the rooftop panels far more costly than expected.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Group Calls for More Solar Power

Environment California Research & Policy Center released a report today on solar water heating technologies along with a coalition of policy makers, environmental groups and businesses.

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