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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Green Transit: Record-breaking transit ridership in California saved fuel equal to nearly a million cars last year

In 2008, people in California saved 554 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by 960,100 cars. Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Getting on Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. To make us more energy independent and reduce pollution, we need to build a transportation system that uses less oil, takes advantage of alternative fuels, and shifts as much of our travel as possible from transportation modes that consume a lot of energy to those that consume less.

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Fresno Shines on Solar Energy Lists

Jul. 26--FRESNO'S HOT SUN -- and the cost of cooling everything it bakes -- has catapulted the city onto Top-10 lists for solar projects.

Fresno ranks third in the state for the number of kilowatts its solar projects produce, according to a recent report ranking California cities.

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News Release | Environment California

Solar in California Going Mainstream

From Santa Cruz to the Central Valley and from Trinidad to San Diego, solar power is taking hold throughout California as documented in the latest Environment California Research & Policy Center report, California’s Solar Cities: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California's Solar Cities

Solar power is a no-brainer energy resource for California. Cleaner than fossil fuels, safer than a nuclear power, and one of the most reliable sources of electricity, solar power is a critical part of California’s clean energy future. This report combines data from all the state’s solar photovoltaic rebate programs to determine which cities have the greatest amount of solar power.

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