News Release | Environment America

Year in review: environmental victories in 2021

Environment America and its state partners made important headway on a broad range of environmental issues in 2021 – from protecting wild spaces and our drinking water to speeding our transition to clean energy and reforming our transportation system.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA makes right choice by enacting strong clean car rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule on Monday to limit global warming pollution from cars and trucks. In total, the EPA’s new rule will result in more than 3.1 billion tons of avoided greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, which is the equivalent to more than half of net U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2019.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Statement: California Public Utility Commission fails Californians by gutting bedrock solar program

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed Monday to drastically cut the state’s solar energy incentive program, net energy metering. This program decides the way that solar customers are billed and how they are compensated for the extra electricity they provide back to the grid.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

More than 120,000 solar supporters tell Gov. Newsom: Save rooftop solar

As the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) prepares a preliminary decision on the future of rooftop solar, Environment California Research & Policy Center and over a hundred solar supporters, including consumers, affordable housing advocates, faith leaders, environmentalists, conservationists and climate activists delivered a petition signed by more than 120,000 Californians to officials at the California State Capitol urging the CPUC and Gov. Gavin Newsom to protect the state’s net metering program.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Local elected officials urge Gov. Newsom to save rooftop solar

Over 55 mayors, city council members and other local elected officials from across California urged Gov. Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to maintain a strong net metering program in a letter delivered Thursday.