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Plastic Bag Ban Advances In Pasadena

Pasadena officials have moved forward with a plastic bag ban that will require grocers, convenience stores and vendors to stop offering plastic bags and to charge 10 cents for paper bags.

Officials have unanimously approved a recommendation that an ordinance be drafted within 60 days; then the City Council will vote.

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Sunny Los Angeles Lags on Solar Energy, Says UCLA/USC Report

Statewide, one gigawatt of rooftop power has been installed, the Environment California Research & Policy Center announced last week on the progress of a state's 2006 Million Solar Roofs Initiative. The law mandates 3 gigawatts of rooftop solar statewide by 2016. LADWP's contribution - 280 megawatts - was only 8% realized by July of this year.

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San Francisco Bag Ban Includes Paper Charge

The question "paper or plastic" is already more or less a moot point in San Francisco -- the 2007 passage of a partial ban on plastic bags in the city saw to that.

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California Legislature Will Reconsider Browneley Bag Ban in 2012

In an interview last week with Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, California Progress Report has learned the Santa Monica Democrat plans to fight once more to make California first in the nation to ban single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags.

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Increasingly Sunny Days for California Solar Power

California has passed a milestone in increasing its use of green energy. We've installed 1 gigawatt of solar-generating power, enough to run a city roughly the size of San Francisco. We're on pace to generate 3 gigawatts by 2016.

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