News Release | Environment California

Environment California Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment California, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of eight candidates for U.S. Congress.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California leads on cutting carbon: Now Nation stands to follow

Oakland, CA- As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows that if the United States’ fleet of coal- and gas-burning power plants were a country, it would be the 3rd-largest carbon polluter globally, behind the US as a whole and China. Environmental advocates and Oakland City Councilmembers Dan Kalb, Libby Schaaf, and Rebecca Kaplan pointed to the data to support proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants nationwide.

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Lighting the Way

The Top 10 states with the most solar electricity installed per capita account for only 26 percent of the U.S. population but 87 percent of the nation’s total installed solar electricity capacity. These 10 states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico and North Carolina – possess strong policies that are enabling increasing numbers of homeowners, businesses, communities and utilities to “go solar.”

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report Finds California Solar Installations Nearly Doubled in 2013

Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report:  Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, ranking California 1st in the nation for installed solar capacity and 4th for installed solar capacity per capita (up from 6th place in 2012). The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun.

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Bill would make permits for solar projects easier

By standardizing the solar permitting system, more homeowners in the South Bay and California will be able to invest in solar power, creating a brighter future for all of us.

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New Federal Programs Good News for Growing Solar Energy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Today President Obama announced several federal programs and policies to expand solar and make it easier for businesses, governments and homeowners to harness the power of the sun.

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San Diego Ranked 2nd in Solar Survey

In a nationwide survey of solar energy prowess among cities, San Diego ranked No. 2, overshadowed by celebrity neighbor Los Angeles, the U-T San Diego reports.

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New Report: San Jose Ranks 4th Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar

On April 10, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined at the Tech Museum of Innovation by San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and local renewable energy advocates to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.”

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20 Cities at the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution

Environment California’s new report "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America's Solar Energy Revolution" focuses on the twenty cities on a  mere 0.1% of the nation’s land, that produce 7% of the solar energy.

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Los Angeles Ranks No. 1 in Total Installed Solar, Report Says

Los Angeles has outstripped San Diego as the city with the most solar installations in the nation, one report says.
 

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