California has made great strides to combat global warming with clean energy and electric cars, but recent research shows that methane leaks during the production of oil and natural gas in California, as well as during the transportation and storage of natural gas, can erode or nullify our climate leadership.
This table presents the full listing of cities in California and their total installed amounts of distributed solar photovoltaic power systems, from the Environment California Research & Policy Center report California's Solar Cities 2012: Leaders in the Race Toward a Clean Energy Future. For a discussion of the data and a description of how these numbers were derived, please see the full text of the report, available at http://www.environmentcaliforniacenter.org.
On June 25, 2013, the California Court of Appeal upheld Marin County’s plastic bag ban against a legal challenge brought by the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition. This is the latest victory for local governments against the plastics industry and its allies. We’ve asked the Court of Appeal to make its opinion an official legal precedent. If our petition is accepted, other cities will be allowed to rely on the court’s findings when defending their own plastic bag ordinances from near-identical plastics industry attacks.