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California Schools Are Going Solar

California's schools are leading the way to the state's solar future, generating electrical power while saving on costs and helping educate their students about the importance of renewables.

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Bill to ban plastic bags advances in Sacramento

With only 53 days left to ban single use plastic bags, Mike Lee of the San Diego Union Tribune has writen a very good story on the issue.

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State Regulators Raise Existing Cap on Solar 'Net Metering'

"This is a huge victory for California's environment, jobs and secure energy future," said Michelle Kinman of Environment California.

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State Expands Solar Metering Program

"Today is a day that will shine bright in California history, bringing more jobs, cleaner air and a more secure energy future for all Californians," Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California Research & Policy Center, wrote in a news release.

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Cloudy skies for L.A.'s solar efforts

Rooftop solar panels make a lot of sense for L.A., not only because the city is so frequently sun-splashed but because local power development is the easiest and cheapest way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, since one doesn't need to build power lines to carry electricity here from desert solar plants or mountain wind farms. Compared to other cities, though, L.A. is lagging.

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