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.   

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