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New report highlights the environmental benefits of rooftop solar in California

Installing more rooftop solar in California will increase essential renewable electricity generation while protecting the state’s open spaces. It will also help make communities more resilient to global warming-related disruptions to the power grid.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Statement: California Public Utilities Commission votes to undercut the value of rooftop solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted Thursday to approve major changes to the Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC), the state’s official ‘value of solar’ calculator.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report unveils utilities’ playbook to stall rooftop solar in California

California’s investor owned utilities are using a common playbook to stall the growth of solar, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center and CALPIRG Education Fund. In California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are targeting the state’s net metering program, which compensates solar owners for the excess electricity they sell back to the grid.  

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Statement: Environment California Research & Policy Center and CALPIRG Education Fund call on policymakers to save rooftop solar

Environment California Research & Policy Center and CALPIRG Education Fund joined clean energy advocates, environmentalists, solar consumers and faith leaders in calling on state decision makers to defend rooftop solar.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: California and the nation are on the verge of a renewable future

Los Angeles -- Both California and the nation have more than enough capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released on Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America's potential for clean, renewable energy, comes as California energy regulators work to prevent more energy outages this summer and prepare for the retirement of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, while working to meet California’s 100% clean energy goals. 

The report found that all 50 states, including California, have sufficient solar or wind potential to meet current electricity needs, and that California has sufficient wind and solar potential to meet its 2020 electricity needs 40 times over. California is also among the 49 that have enough to do so under a 2050 scenario in which such energy uses as transportation and buildings run on electricity.

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