News Release | Environment California

Dependence on Big Oil, Dirty Coal Could Cost California $2,911 Billion By 2030

Between 2010 and 2030, California will spend as much as $2,911,1 billion on oil, coal, and other fossil fuels - 2.9  times the total earnings of all California  workers in 2007.  At the same time, pollution from fossil fuels is the number one source of air and global warming pollution and a leading source of water pollution, said Environment California Research and Policy Center’s in their new report.

News Release | Environment California

Hollywood Actress Urges Young People To Support Strong Clean Energy Bill In Congress

With only days to go until Congress votes on a landmark energy bill that puts a first-ever federal limit on global warming pollution, actress Amy Smart urges young people to call their legislators and ask them to support clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment California

Proposition 16’s Defeat Shows Special Interests Can’t Always Buy Elections

The defeat of Proposition 16, the PG&E funded ballot measure opposed by local governments as well as numerous consumer and environmental groups, including Environment California, shows that deep-pocketed special interests can’t always buy elections. 

News Release | Environment California

Surplus Solar Bill Passes State Assembly

Californians can expect a more consumer friendly solar power market if a bill that passed the California State Assembly today becomes law.  Assembly bill 920, authored by Jared Huffman (D-Marin) and sponsored by Environment California, passed the full assembly today with bipartisan support, 51-26. The bill would require utilities to pay individuals for surplus solar power produced at a home, government building or business reducing the disincentive for many Californians’ to invest in solar power and encouraging greater energy efficiency and solar power.   

News Release | Environment California

California and Washington DC Finally See “Eye to Eye” on Clean Energy and Global Warming

“In his address to both houses of Congress tonight, President Obama highlighted the need to solve global warming and jump-start a clean energy economy. This is a call to action on which California has long led the way  and it is a slam dunk for the environment and the economy.”

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