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From Alameda to Yountville, we're saying "YES" to electric vehicles

To date, over 250 current and recent mayors, city council members and county supervisors from Oakland and Fresno to San Fernando and Chula Vista, have signed on to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s vision to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. By accelerating the deployment of clean vehicles, we can clean up our air, reduce global warming pollution, improve public health, save Californians money at the pump and stimulate economic growth.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

The rooftops of America’s big box stores and shopping centers could host 62.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic capacity, equivalent to the amount of electricity used by more than 7 million average U.S. homes or more than 7,500 average Walmart stores, and more than triple the solar photovoltaic capacity that has been installed in the U.S. to date.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Ranks 1st in Solar Jobs

The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 75,598 people in California.

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Report | Environment America

America’s Next Top Polluter

Tyson Foods, Inc. is “one of the world’s largest producers of meat and poultry.” The company’s pollution footprint includes manure from its contract growers’ factory farm operations, fertilizer runoff from grain grown to feed the livestock it brings to market as meat, and waste from its processing plants.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Public Utilities Commission Expands Solar Net Metering

“Today will shine bright in California history, bringing cleaner air, more local jobs and a more secure energy future for all Californians,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate for Environment California Research & Policy Center. “We applaud the CPUC for listening to the outpouring of support from Californians all over the state to protect net metering and uphold Governor Brown's vision for climate and clean power leadership.”

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

From Alameda to Yountville, Over 250 Local Leaders Say “Yes” to Electric Vehicles

Following on last month’s announcement that California has joined with 12 governments in North America and Europe to set a goal for all new passenger vehicles sold in their jurisdictions to be zero-emission vehicles by 2050, Environment California Research & Policy Center released an updated list documenting the accelerating support for electric vehicles among local leaders across the state.

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