"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."
Today Environment California Research and Policy Center launched the California Voices for 100% Project, highlighting 40 prominent California leaders, legislators, and academics who are calling to accelerate the state’s renewable electricity goal. The project launches ahead of the California Energy Commission’s Thursday meeting on SB100 -- the 2018 law that commits California to acquiring all its electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2045.
A new report from Environment California Research and Policy Center finds that California has seen a 2,009 percent increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, and a 146 percent increase in wind power production since 2010, battery storage grew from zero to 254 MW since 2010.
Joining a movement embraced by countries and cities around the world, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Wednesday for his state to protect “30 by 30,” conserving 30 percent of its land and coastal waters by 2030.
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