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Consumers Pay the Price

Bay Area commuters can expect an increase of at least $1 in the cost of crossing all seven local toll bridges beginning July 1, transportation officials say.

The Bay Area Toll Authority, which manages the bridges, is expected to make a decision in January on how to close a projected annual budget gap of $140 million.

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Talking green but working against it

Ever since she saw the House of the Future at Disneyland when she was a little girl, Nancy Van Tassel wanted a home that would be self-sustaining. This year, she finally had a solar system installed atop her house high in the hills above Atascadero.

News Release | Environment California

Environment California joins Gov. Schwarzenegger and Secretary Salazar to Clear Way for More Clean Energy

Further laying the groundwork for California to reach its environmental goals, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in order to expedite the siting of California renewable energy projects.

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Governor signs bills that boost solar power

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed several bills Sunday that will tweak the way California's electricity market works, encouraging solar power and phasing out some rules created during the state's electricity crisis.

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State's new solar panel laws add incentives for rooftop system owners to save

Solar power got a boost over the weekend when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bills that require investor-owned utilities like Southern California Edison to buy surplus solar electricity generated by homes, small businesses and by warehouses whose sun-baked roofs could be transformed into solar power plants.

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Schwarzenegger signs 2 renewable energy bills, vetoes others

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved two major initiatives that will require utilities to pay consumers for generating extra power and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities.

News Release | Environment California

Governor Signs Two Big Solar Bills

Sacramento – 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.

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.

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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.

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