News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

A decade of progress positions California to take renewable energy to the next level

California produces 23.2 times as much solar power as it did in 2007, and 2.6 times as much wind power, according to a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles, and California ranked 19th for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.

News Release | Environment California

Key Legislative Committee Passes Landmark 100% Clean Electricity Bill

The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy voted today to pass the landmark Senate Bill 100 (De León), which will ensure that California generates 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045.  

News Release | Environment California

“Straws on Request” bill to reduce Pacific plastic pollution passes Assembly floor

AB 1884 (Calderon/Bloom), which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to only give customers straws upon request, passed the State Assembly by a 45 to 17 margin with 16 “not voting” (this may change as legislators may add on their support).

News Release | Environment California

Environment California is knocking on doors across the state to take on the waste that’s killing our wildlife

Environment California is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in towns across the state to help educate Californians about the plastic waste that is killing our wildlife.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California is now the first state to require solar power on new homes

Today, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve new building codes requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes, beginning in 2020. The new codes will apply to most single-family homes as well as apartments and condos of three stories or less. This historic decision makes California the first state in the country to mandate that all new home construction.

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