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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New Analysis Points to Potential for Acceleration of CA 100% Clean Energy Goal

A new report from Environment California Research and Policy Center finds that California has seen a 2,009 percent increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, and a 146 percent increase in wind power production since 2010, battery storage grew from zero to 254 MW since 2010.

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News Release | Environment California

California moves to ‘build on legacy of open space’

Joining a movement embraced by countries and cities around the world, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Wednesday for his state to protect “30 by 30,” conserving 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Statement: Central California coast still in the running for permanent protection

From Point Conception to Cambria, a large portion of California’s coastline moved past a roadblock and remains in the running to receive permanent protection.

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Report | Environment California

Deep Water on the Road to 100

A growing body of research shows that California offshore wind could generate as much as 21 gigawatts (GW) of power - roughly equivalent to about 85 percent of the state’s projected growth in overall renewables capacity by 2030 and 12 percent of its cumulative, projectet renewables growth by 2045. What’s more, offshore wind would not compete with variable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic but would complement them, helping balance their daily swings in generation to provide reliable power for the grid.

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Blog Post

Continuing California’s coastal protection legacy | Steve Blackledge

Why we need to protect the Pacific off the SoCal shore.

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