Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Blocking the Sun

This report documents 17 fossil fuel backed groups and electric utilities running some of the most aggressive campaigns to slow the growth of solar energy in 12 states, including eight attempts to reduce net metering benefits, seven attempts to create demand charges for customers with solar power, and five efforts to roll back renewable energy standards. Citizens and policy-makers must be aware of the tools self-interested parties are using to undermine solar energy across America – and redouble their commitment to strong policies that move the nation toward a clean energy future.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns

The report, Blocking the Sun, documents 17 fossil fuel backed groups and electric utilities running some of the most aggressive campaigns to slow the growth of solar energy in 12 states, including California.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Shining Rewards

A review of 16 recent analyses shows that individuals and businesses that decide to “go solar” generally deliver greater benefits to the grid and society than they receive through net metering. Decision-makers should recognize the great value delivered by distributed solar energy by preserving and expanding access to net metering and other programs that ensure fair compensation to Americans who install solar energy.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Solar energy is expanding rapidly across the United States – increasing more than 100-fold over the past decade. But, there are still many untapped opportunities to harness the nation’s nearly limitless solar potential. The United States has the technical potential to produce more than 100 times as much electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) installations as the nation consumes each year. Given our abundant solar resources, America must take advantage of untapped opportunities to install solar technologies – like using rooftops of large superstores and “big box” retail stores as hosts for clean electricity generation.

News Release | Environment California

Santa delivers critical solar and wind energy victories in time for Christmas

With just days to go before 2015 ends, Congress and Governor Brown have taken concrete steps to ensure that California continues to lead the country on solar power.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Hundreds Protest SCE’s Anti-Solar Proposal near California Public Utility Commission’s LA Headquarters

More than 300 Southern Californians, armed with signs and chants, rallied on Wednesday to protest Southern California Edison’s (SCE) proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would cripple rooftop solar power and eliminate consumer choice.

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As a part of our solar photo contest, Environment America members sent us pictures and stories to say why they love the sun. The entries we received inspired us. In fact, we got so many great stories and photos that, along with our guest judges, we need your help to choose a winner. Vote today. 

as a part of our solar photo contest.

News Release | Environment California

California Assembly Passes Critical Climate Change Bill with Bipartisan Support

Today, the California State Assembly took major steps forward in the fight for a cleaner, healthier future for all by passing Senate Bill 350. Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León’s SB 350 requires 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources and doubles energy efficiency in buildings, both by 2030.

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