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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Statement: California building code not going electric fast enough.

Sacramento, CA-- Today the California Energy Commission held a workshop about the proposed updates to the building code for low-rise residential buildings. 

The commission is proposing to transition to a partial electric heating standard in buildings in 2022 and head toward all-electric heating in buildings in 2025. Although this is the right direction, the proposal moves too slowly, still allowing building new homes with fossil fuel powered heating and cooling systems for years to come. Given the speed of climate change and urgency for action to transition away from fossil fuel dependence in the newly built environment of the next decade, we need bolder leadership from California. 

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Hope for the Tongass National Forest | Ellen Montgomery

President Biden’s first day actions signal a welcome change in direction for wild forest policy.

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Meet the New State Director | Laura Deehan

Excited to be getting started as Environment California's new State Director. Here's why I'm motivated more than ever to do this work. 

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A New Year’s resolution for Procter & Gamble: turn your promises into commitments | Ian Corbet

The consumer goods giant continues to make irresponsible use of the world’s forests.

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News Release | Environment California

Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021 budget promises big wins for clean air and staving off the worst impacts of climate change

Gov. Gav. Newsom recently proposed $1.5 billion dollars be invested in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The purpose of this commitment is to facilitate his Sept. 23 executive order that required only new EV cars and passenger trucks be sold in California by 2035.

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