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National Renewable Electricity Standard Would Create Jobs, Save Consumers Billions, Cut Millions of Tons of Pollution; New UCS Report Documents Economic Benefits for California

A national renewable electricity standard requiring utilities to increase their use of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources would generate 16,000 news jobs in California, lower electric and natural gas bills, and slash global warming pollution, according to a new Union of Concerned Scientists analysis released today by Environment California. UCS examined the impact of a proposed national standard on the nation as a whole and on 20 states, including California.

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Senate should pass solar bill

Anyone who has visited Hawaii with any frequency has probably taken a shower with water warmed by a solar-powered water heater. Because of its combination of plentiful sunshine and high energy prices, Hawaii promotes and subsidizes this clean form of water heating more than any other state.

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Warming up to solar: Bill on water heaters deserves passage

Anyone who has visited Hawaii with any frequency has probably taken a shower with water warmed by a solar-powered water heater. Because of its combination of plentiful sunshine and high energy prices, Hawaii promotes and subsidizes this clean form of water heating more than any other state.

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Editorial - Solar power makes sense

If there's one natural resource that California has in abundance, it's sunshine. Yet it's astonishing how few residents take advantage of this free, nonpolluting energy source.

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Renewable energy spells economic security

Concerns about dependence on foreign sources of oil, along with the environmental impacts of fossil fuel usage, have encouraged many nations from Germany to Japan to dramatically ramp up their production of renewable energy. These countries are not only securing their energy independence but also are building modern clean energy economies and creating new high-tech jobs for their citizens.

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