News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

News Release | Environment California

California Makes Clean Car History, Again

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) made automotive history today, as it is has done repeatedly over the past forty years. The internationally renowned state agency passed the strongest clean car standards in the nation that will dramatically cut air pollution and save thousands of lives.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: San Diego #1 in State for Solar Roofs

Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report today cataloging the amount of solar power installed by cities across the state, as of the third quarter of 2011.The report identifies the hubs of the state’s thriving solar economy and shows that San Diego leads all California cities in terms of the number of solar roofs installed, with more than 4,500 projects on residential, commercial and government buildings.

News Release | Environment California

President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

SACRAMENTO– According to media reports, President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Environment California issued this statement in response:

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