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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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With Push Toward Renewable Energy, California Sets Pace for Solar Power

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, only 500 rooftops in California boasted solar panels that harvest the sun’s energy. Today, there are nearly 50,000 solar-panel installations in the state, according to a report to be issued Thursday by the research and lobbying group Environment California.

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Solar foothold reaches beyond Santa Cruz to more conservative regions

Solar panels have long been the domain of eco-conscious communities like Santa Cruz and Berkeley. Not anymore.

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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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