In 2008, people in California saved 554 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by 960,100 cars. Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution
From Santa Cruz to the Central Valley and from Trinidad to San Diego, solar power is taking hold throughout California as documented in the latest Environment California Research & Policy Center report, California’s Solar Cities: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future.
America can reduce global warming pollution by nearly 10 percent annually, replace the power equivalent of 170 coal fired power plants, and create or sustain more than 3 million jobs by making investments in clean energy and transportation a cornerstone of President-elect Obama’s economic recovery plan, according to a report by Environment California. California stands to benefit tremendously from a push toward clean energy.
The State of California has been rated a gold star for its outstanding leadership in promoting clean energy and global warming solutions, according to a report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center.
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