More Research, Policy, Education & Action

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: California could meet entire electricity demand with offshore wind

SACRAMENTO -A new report released Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group titled, Offshore Wind for America, examines U.S. offshore wind potential by both coastal region and by state, while documenting the status of existing projects and technological advances. California could provide 157% of 2019 electricity usage with offshore wind alone. For projections of 2050 electricity demand, the report assumes that U.S. buildings, industry and transportation will all be powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels by mid-century.

> Keep Reading
Blog Post

It’s Time for Whole Foods to Break Up With Single-Use Plastic Packaging | Reino Hyyppa

As an ode to the planet we love, we launched a Valentine's Day week of action to encourage Whole Foods to prioritize its relationship with the planet over plastic.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

> Keep Reading
Blog Post

Fixing the Trump-era rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act | Alex Petersen

Out of the gates, here’s what President Biden did for America’s wildlife.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment California

Statement: Chevron oil spill in Richmond is completely unacceptable

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chevron’s Richmond refinery leaked approximately 600 gallons of a gasoline mixture into the San Francisco and San Pablo bays. The spill, which was discovered late Tuesday afternoon, is believed to have come from Chevron’s “long wharf” tanker terminal.

Environment California State Director Laura Deehan issued the following statement:

> Keep Reading