News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Statement: Environment California Research & Policy Center and CALPIRG Education Fund call on policymakers to save rooftop solar

Environment California Research & Policy Center and CALPIRG Education Fund joined clean energy advocates, environmentalists, solar consumers and faith leaders in calling on state decision makers to defend rooftop solar.

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan bill a big leap forward for America’s clean water infrastructure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) on Wednesday. The bill would authorize $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that provides communities with low-cost financing for clean water infrastructure projects. Additionally, H.R. 1915 includes provisions designed to both assist small or financially disadvantaged communities and dedicate 15 percent of the funding to state grants for green infrastructure improvements.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: California and the nation are on the verge of a renewable future

Los Angeles -- Both California and the nation have more than enough capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released on Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America's potential for clean, renewable energy, comes as California energy regulators work to prevent more energy outages this summer and prepare for the retirement of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, while working to meet California’s 100% clean energy goals. 

The report found that all 50 states, including California, have sufficient solar or wind potential to meet current electricity needs, and that California has sufficient wind and solar potential to meet its 2020 electricity needs 40 times over. California is also among the 49 that have enough to do so under a 2050 scenario in which such energy uses as transportation and buildings run on electricity.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Activist investors pick up third Exxon board seat

WASHINGTON -- After a surprise win last week, activist investors have picked up a third ExxonMobil board seat, according to reports. This development will provide additional leverage to press the oil giant to address growing concerns about climate change.

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