News Release | Environment California

California Takes Another Giant Step Toward Mainstream Solar Market

San Francisco – California took another major step toward meeting its goal of building a million solar roofs and making solar power a mainstream energy technology today with the adoption of a new $350 million rebate program for solar water heaters.

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California to Subsidize Solar Water Heaters

California regulators on Thursday approved a $350 million program to subsidize the installation of solar water heaters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

News Release | Environment California

President Obama Announces Clean Technology Tax Credit Awards to Spur Clean Energy Manufacturing

Seven California companies get a combined $235 million for solar manufacturing from technology tax credit awards.

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Sonoma Receives Solar Award

Environment California awarded Mayor Ken Brown and the City of Sonoma with a "2009 Solar Champion" award during the Dec. 16 City Council meeting. The award was given to Sonoma for having one of the largest concentrations of solar power in the state.

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Sonoma Given “Solar Champion” Award

Environment California awarded Mayor Steve Barbose and the City of Sonoma with a “2009 Solar Champion” award for having one of the largest concentrations of solar power in the state.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Sonoma Given “Solar Champion” Award

Sonoma – Environment California awarded Mayor Steve Barbose and the City of Sonoma with a “2009 Solar Champion” award for having one of the largest concentrations ofsolar power in the state. According to Environment California, Sonoma has more than 250 solar roofs totaling more than 3,000 kilowatts of solar power capacity. This solar power concentration ranks Sonoma 5th in the state for solar power per capita.

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Going solar at cut-rate cost

In the San Fernando Valley, homeowners like Dickinson and his wife, Sara, a jewelry designer, have become the unwitting faces of the solar energy movement - residents who didn't set out to be green activists but for whom going green makes sense now more than ever.

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California Adopts Nation’s First Energy Efficiency Standards for TVs

The California Energy Commission (CEC) passed the nation’s first energy efficiency standards for televisions. The standards are expected to save consumers an estimated $1 billion per year, cut smog-forming air pollution by 876 tons per year and cut global warming pollution by more than 3 million tons per year.

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State Energy Commission to vote on TV power standards

State energy officials are nearing a decision on a ban on new energy-hogging televisions.

The first-in-the-nation regulations would phase in starting in 2011 and would set a cap on the amount of power a TV can draw.

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Green screens may be future

Californians are nearly outnumbered by their televisions.

Thirty-five million sets entertain us five hours a day.

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