News Releases

News Release | Environment California

Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021 budget promises big wins for clean air and staving off the worst impacts of climate change

Gov. Gav. Newsom recently proposed $1.5 billion dollars be invested in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The purpose of this commitment is to facilitate his Sept. 23 executive order that required only new EV cars and passenger trucks be sold in California by 2035.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"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."

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

40 California Leaders, Academics, and Legislators Join Project in Support of Acceleration of 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

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.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New Analysis Points to Potential for Acceleration of CA 100% Clean Energy Goal

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.

News Release | Environment California

California moves to ‘build on legacy of open space’

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.