News Release | Environment California

Governor Signs Two Big Solar Bills

Californians have two more reasons to go solar tonight. Governor Schwarzenegger signed two popular solar bills designed to give consumers added incentive to invest in a solar roof and help the state achieve its aggressive clean energy goals.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

The Clean Energy Future Starts Here

The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, passed by the House this June and currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate, maps out a new energy future for the nation. Passing the ACES Act – even with the compromises made to secure passage in the House – would be a significant step toward a clean energy future for the United States and would represent a ground-breaking political achievement.


Governor to veto energy plan, implement his own

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto a renewable energy standard passed Saturday by the Legislature and instead will launch, by executive order today, his own plan to require utilities to get a third of their energy from renewable sources, administration officials said Monday.


Legislators pass renewable energy bills

DOWNTOWN — Landmark legislation aimed at boosting renewable energy production within California was approved by the Legislature during the weekend but is destined for a veto, said a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The package of energy bills includes a sweeping proposal from Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian that would force power companies to produce a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.

News Release | Environment California

Governor Should Sign RPS Bills

Governor Schwarzenegger should sign AB 64 (Krekorian) and SB 14 (Simitian). Together, these bills would create the nation’s largest mandate for renewable energy, putting California on track to getting 33% of its electricity from clean renewable resources by 2020.


Schwarzenegger to veto renewable energy bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said Saturday that he would veto legislation requiring a third of California's energy to come from renewable sources by 2020, choosing instead to mandate the change through an executive order.

The Democratic bills that passed the state Legislature just before the end of the legislative session Friday would have set up the most aggressive renewable energy standards in the nation.

News Release | Environment California

Renewable Energy Legislative Wins in 2009

The California State Legislature took another giant step toward building a clean energy future with the passage of five significant clean energy bills that will continue California’s leadership in promoting clean renewable energy.

News Release | Environment California

New Report: Strong Energy Efficiency Policies in Energy/Climate Legislation Would Save California Families $209 per Year, Create 66,200 Jobs

New national report finds that California households would save an average of $209 per year and 66,200 sustainable jobs would be created in the state over the next ten years if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation.

News Release | Environment California

33% by 2020 RPS Bill Advances

The California State Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee passed SB 14 (Simitian), the 33% by 3030 Renewable Portfolio Standard bill this evening. The bill promises to be the biggest environmental bill of the year, though it was amended tonight in a way that created problems for environmentalists to support the bill.


The Whirlwind Tour: Windmills in California

Environment California is pushing for giant leaps in the renewable clean energy movement in California. Environmental groups and state legislators gathered last week in Sacramento at the state capitol with a symbolic 14-foot windmill to call attention to a new proposition, calling for 33% renewable electricity by 2020.