News Release | Environment California

California Clean Energy Funding Approved for 2012

San Francisco, CA – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided yesterday to extend funding to critical energy efficiency, renewable energy, and research & development programs through 2012. This decision follows Governor Brown’s request in September that the CPUC determine a means of financing the programs funded to date under the Public Goods Charge – one of the country’s largest and most successful clean energy initiatives, which the California legislature failed to renew beyond 2011. 

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Clean Car Standards Would Save California Drivers $34 million on Thanksgiving Travel

Culver City - As Californians prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment California report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save Californians roughly $34 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone while also making significant cuts in oil use. The report was released just days after state and federal regulators announced new clean car regulations for the coming decade. 

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Clean Car Standards Would Save California Drivers $34 million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Californians prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment California report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save Californians roughly $34 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone while also making significant cuts in oil use. The report was released just days after state and federal regulators announced new clean car regulations for the coming decade. 

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Bay Area Solar Companies Lead Nation in Job Growth, Fighting Global Warming

Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses gathered today to release a report that maps out how clean energy solutions can make a dramatic difference in the fight against a warming planet as well as the struggle to revive a cooling economy.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

The Way Forward on Global Warming, Vol. 1

By adopting a suite of clean energy policies at the local, state and federal levels, the United States could curb emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use by as much as 20 percent by 2020 and 34 percent by 2030 (compared with 2005 levels).

News Release | Environment California

Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

SACRAMENTO -- This month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced the creation of a new low-income solar water heating incentive program under the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program.

News Release | Environment California

Governor Brown Signs Two Important Solar Power Bills

On a dependably sunny morning at Fowler Elementary School, Governor Jerry Brown signed key bills that will keep California a world-class solar power leader. 

News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Walnut Creek Residents Rally to End Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

As the debate in Congress rages over federal spending, citizens of Contra Costa joined Environment California and other organizations to call on Congress to end $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil, an industry that doesn’t deserve it and doesn’t need it.

News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Walnut Creek Residents Rally to End Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

Decry that Californians Pay “Twice for Gallon of Gas”

WALNUT CREEK, CA. – As the debate in Congress rages over federal spending, citizens of Contra Costa joined Environment California and other organizations to call on Congress to end $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil, an industry that doesn’t deserve it and doesn’t need it.

News Release | Environment California

Legislature Short Changes Clean Energy

Sacramento – In the final hours of the legislative session, state lawmakers failed to pass one of the country’s largest and most successful clean energy initiatives, known as the Public Goods Charge. Meanwhile, a lesser-known bill, AB 1150 (M. Perez), aimed at extending the Self-Generation Incentive Program to provide incentives for wind, fuel cells and other technologies that can generate electricity on-site where the electricity will be consumed, did pass. 

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