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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Local elected officials urge Gov. Newsom to save rooftop solar

Over 55 mayors, city council members and other local elected officials from across California urged Gov. Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to maintain a strong net metering program in a letter delivered Thursday.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Groups issue new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

With the bipartisan infrastructure bill now signed into law, Environment America Research & Policy Center (Environment America's research partner) and U.S. PIRG Education Fund (PIRG's research partner) released a new toolkit for parents and community leaders on Tuesday on how to get the lead out of schools’ drinking water. The infrastructure bill includes $200 million for schools to conduct lead reduction efforts.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: NOAA moves to protect California coast’s marine life, cultural heritage

"The sanctuary supports so much vibrant ocean life. A significant portion of the threatened southern sea otter population makes its home here. Whales and dolphins stop here along their migratory paths." 

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: California among national leaders in solar power, electric vehicle adoption, and battery storage growth

SACRAMENTO - California ranks first in the nation for growth in solar power generation since 2011, cumulative electric vehicle sales through 2020, public electric vehicle charging ports, and growth in battery storage since 2011, according to a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future documents the growth of six key clean energy technologies across the U.S. over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and heat pumps.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New electric vehicle toolkit for California’s local governments shows how to act locally on cleaning up transportation

Sacramento, CA -- As leaders from across the globe meet at the United Nations’ COP26 conference on climate change this week, Environment California Research & Policy Center, CalPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group are releasing a new report that shows how local governments in California can pave the way for cleaner transportation through tools and policies that support the growing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With transportation being the number one source of global warming emissions in the United States and in California, transitioning to EVs must be a key part of any plan to reduce climate pollution and this toolkit offers a roadmap to reaching that goal.