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California Drought Cost Nears $2 Billion

Pulling from groundwater reserves will help ease the the $1.7 billion in estimated economic impact from the California drought. But what are the…
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Gov. Jerry Brown: California is the ‘Epicenter’ of Climate Change

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown called California the “epicenter of climate change” while speaking at the University of California's Giannini Foundation of Agricultural…
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California Joins Push For National Fuel Cell EV Network

California joins national H2 USA partnership to kickstart the fuel cell electric vehicle market.
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California Climate Tax is Reducing Electricity Bills

The California Climate Tax is an innovative public policy idea for addressing climate change by taxing pollution to fund residential electric bill credits.
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Energy Efficiency: The Nation’s Cheapest Energy Resource

What method of electricity generation is cheaper than solar, wind, oil or even coal? Trick question; it’s energy you don’t need to produce…
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Carson City, Calif. Puts a Temporary Ban On Oil and Gas Drilling

The five members of the Carson City Council voted unanimously to put a 45-day ban on new oil and gas drilling.
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First Interstate Water Credits Program Launched in the Ohio River Basin

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on March 11 officially launched the first water quality pilot trades in the Ohio River Basin. The…
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Upcycling Food Waste into Fertilizer: Q&A with California Safe Soil

You’ve heard of recycling leftover food scraps into a soil amendment for farms, but now a California startup is transforming food waste from…
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California Targets List of Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

Last week, California's Department of Toxic Substance Control unveiled the first stage of its new Safer Consumer Products program, by releasing the names…
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Can California Make Drug Manufacturers Pay for Take-back?

Leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs flushed down the toilet or tossed in the garbage can end up in oceans and waterways, polluting the…
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Libertarian Billionaire Peter Thiel Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

The prevailing thinking is that conservative Republicans are against raising the minimum wage. However, that is not true for all conservative Republicans. Certainly…
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Proposed California Bill Goes After Sugary Drink Makers

Sugary drinks may be next on the list for state regulation in California. A senator has proposed warning labels for all high-sugar drinks…
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California Drought May Cause Higher Food Prices For All Americans

California’s San Joaquin Valley, which supplies food to the nation is experiencing a record drought which could soon mean higher food prices for…
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State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released – How Did Yours Fare In 2013?

In its 2013 scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks the most energy-efficient states based on policy and program efforts…
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Pacific Coast Leaders Sign Historic Climate Action Plan

The leaders of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia gathered on Monday to sign a historic climate action plan.