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S.F. solar power rebate use quadruples in 2008

The economic recession hasn't stopped eco-conscious San Franciscans from installing solar panels on the rooftops of their homes and businesses - with some financial help from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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Report calls for fossil fuel reductions

SANTA CRUZ -- Californians will spend trillions of dollars over the next two decades to sustain their dependence on fossil fuels, according to a report by an environmental advocacy group released Tuesday.

The state will spend $2.9 trillion on oil, coal and other fossil fuels by 2030 states the report, titled "The High Cost of Fossil Fuels: Why America Can't Afford to Depend on Dirty Energy."

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

The High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Between 2010 and 2030, California will spend as much as $2,911 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.

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California's fossil fuel use slated to grow

California will spend up to $2,911.1 billion on fossil fuels such as oil and coal between 2010 and 2030, according to a new study released Tuesday by the advocacy group Environment California. 

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Group seeks green focus in recovery plan

SAN MARCOS -- An environmental group held several news conferences around the state Thursday, including one in North County, to release a report that calls on President-elect Barack Obama and Congress to invest $142 billion in green energy and transportation.

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