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New Report: Net Metering Key to Affordability of Solar Power for Homeowners

As California regulators decide the future of net metering, the state’s most successful solar energy policy, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a report today that finds that net energy metering is a vital part of a healthy residential solar energy market.

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Los Angeles First Graders Traveled to Sacramento to Shine Spotlight on Solar Power

Holding signs reading “I Heart Solar Power” and “Go Solar CA,” the children held back-to-back events with Sen. Kevin de León and Assemblymember Gomez to rally for solar power, clean air, and environmental responsibility. Before a crowd gathered under the Capitol Rotunda, the children sang “Here Comes the Sun” and “Solar Power to the People,” conveying their vision for California, including Los Angeles, to be powered by clean energy.

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The Solution is in the Sky!

Over 300 children from the Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Echo Park assembled at City Hall this morning to rally in support of a solar-powered future for Los Angeles. Carrying signs reading “I Heart Solar Power” and “Go Solar L.A.,” and singing songs such as “Here Comes the Sun and Solar Power to the People,” the children conveyed a vision of their hometown being powered by clean energy.

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California Rooftop Solar Hits 1.5 Gigawatt Milestone

Today, California officials announced that over 1.5 gigawatts of solar power have been installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of three medium-sized coal-fired power plants.

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Leading LA Mayoral Candidates Endorse Big, Bold Solar Goal

Environment California announced today that Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have officially endorsed the goal for Los Angeles to build 1,200 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar by 2020, which would generate nearly 20 percent of the city's peak summertime electricity needs. Such a goal would make Los Angeles a solar power leader unmatched anywhere in the country.

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Our Response: Brown's State of the State Address

In Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address delivered today, energy solutions, like solar and wind power, and transportation alternatives, like high-speed rail, were featured prominently as ways to keep California moving toward a brighter future.

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MILESTONE: California Solar Initiative Installs 1 GW On Rooftops

Last week, California officials announced that the state’s California Solar Initiative (CSI) has hit a new milestone, with over 1,000 megawatts (or one gigawatt) of solar projects installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of two medium-sized coal-fired power plants or one nuclear plant.

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Greening the Bottom Line in Century City

In Los Angeles’s Century City, being green pays off. Standing at the base of the landmark skyscrapers known as Century Plaza Towers on the city’s westside, environmentalists joined with the Los Angeles Business Council Institute, prominent business leaders and elected officials to put a spotlight on how California businesses and property owners are embracing clean energy solutions and saving money.

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Solar Power Helps California Schools Save Money, Cut Pollution

“California school districts are adding a fourth “r” to the building blocks of education: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and renewables,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California Research & Policy Center and author of the report. “Schools all across California are saving significant dollars by going solar, and helping reduce air pollution.

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