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News Release | Environment California

Key Legislative Committee Passes Landmark 100% Clean Electricity Bill

The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy voted today to pass the landmark Senate Bill 100 (De León), which will ensure that California generates 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045.  

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California is now the first state to require solar power on new homes

Today, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve new building codes requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes, beginning in 2020. The new codes will apply to most single-family homes as well as apartments and condos of three stories or less. This historic decision makes California the first state in the country to mandate that all new home construction.

News Release | Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Named #1 Solar City in America

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Los Angeles has the most installed solar power of any city in America after a 44% increase over the last year, according to a report by the Environment California Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Cleaner Cars Cut Costs and Pollution

Since the federal clean car standards were implemented in model year 2012 vehicles, the standards have cut global warming pollution, spurred innovation and saved consumers money. Californians have saved at least $3.9 billion thanks to the pollution standards. Despite these huge plusses for California residents, the federal government plans to roll back our progress.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure & Parking Challenges

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting California streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Speeding the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in California with Smart Local Policies,” includes projected numbers for how many EVs could be in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose by 2030, and how cities can accommodate the electric cars with enough places to park and recharge.

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