News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Local School District Harnesses Solar to Save Thousands

For Superintendent Andy Alvarado, who is seeing Golden Valley Unified School District (GVUSD) through tough fiscal times, embracing solar power was all about the math. With energy prices on the rise and state education dollars declining, installing affordable solar panels to produce clean electricity was a decision that is sure to receive a passing grade.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use nationwide.  The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025. 

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

When It Rains It Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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New Report: Extreme Downpours Up 35% in California

The snowstorm that closed down the Grapevine in 2011: the Ridgecrest flood of 2008: the La Conchita mudslide of 2005: extreme rain and snow storms are on the rise in many parts of California according to a new Environment California Research & Policy Center report that confirms extreme rainstorms are happening 35 percent more frequently since 1948. 

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

4 out of 5 Californians live in areas hit by recent weather disasters. 

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

4 out of 5 Californians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment California Research & Policy Center report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events, becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

Tuesday, the EPA proposed limiting carbon pollution in new power plants. This would help curb global warming, protect our beaches and public health. Read more about the decision here, and take action so we can make sure this proposal becomes a reality.

News Release | Environment California

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution

Santa Monica, CA - California families could save over $450 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California.  Saving energy in our buildings would also help California’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35% – the equivalent of taking 12.6 million cars off the road.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Building a Better America

California families could save over $450 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California Research and Policy Center.  Saving energy in our buildings would also help California’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35% – the equivalent of taking 12.6 million cars off the road.

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