Reports

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Methane Gas Leaks

METHANE GAS (OFTEN KNOWN AS NATURAL GAS) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century – and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. With growing awareness of the impact of methane leaks on the climate, and with growing availability of safer alternatives, it is clear that gas has no place in a modern clean energy network.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2022

Solar power continues to expand rapidly. The United States now has 121.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, producing enough solar energy to power more than 23 million homes. Millions of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.
 America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As population centers, they are major sources of electricity demand and, with millions of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy production as well. 

Report | Environment California

Letter to Save Rooftop Solar from Environmental Groups

A coalition of 70 state and national environmental organizations call on Gov. Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission to save rooftop solar. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

How bees make the holidays better

As family and friends gather this holiday season, it’s important to reflect on the many contributions bees make to hearty end-of-year feasts and thriving ecosystems. Bees face a number of challenges and many bee species are in decline, despite their important role in nature. In this fact sheet, we review not only the many dishes that rely on bees, but also ways you can help save these vital pollinators.

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