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Ending the Debate: Most Republicans Actually Support Increased Renewable Energy Use

Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead…
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Why We Need A Price on Carbon

Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by…
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Growth of Commercial PACE in California

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing of clean technologies is making a comeback by targeting commercial properties. PACE is a financing program where…
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California’s New Law Makes Homemade Food Sales Legal

As of January 1, people who want to use their kitchens to prepare food for sale in California can legally do so.
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California Turns Its Carbon Market Dream into Reality

That’s it, it started, for real! Carbon allowances are now available for sale in California. Things are moving fast right now, so here’s…
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Open Letter to CA State Senator Lois Wolk on Energy Efficiency Program Access

Our research shows that the greatest impact to help California get 33% energy from renewable sources is a significant reduction in energy consumption…
California will require all emitters to surrender carbon allowances starting January 1, 2013

Going Once, Going Twice…California Auctions First Carbon Permits

California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week - permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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RIP, Food Transparency and Proposition 37

Proposition 37 is heading to defeat after scoring an approval rating of over 60 percent two months ago.
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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…
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Near Death of Proposition 37 Proves California’s Initiative Process Needs Reform

Whatever your opinion is on Proposition 37, the proposition which would require companies operating in California to provide labels if their foods contain…
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CA Prop 39 Will Provide Funding for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

A measure on the November ballot, Prop 39, will provide funding for clean energy, sustainability and energy efficiency projects across California.
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California Governor Takes Steps To Lower High Gas Prices

Governor Jerry Brown directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to allow oil refineries to produce winter-blend gasoline a few weeks earlier than…
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57 California Tribes Team Up to Develop Biofuels

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental…
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Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as…