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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…
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Monsanto Outspending Top 10 Pro-Prop 37 Supporters 2 to 1

The fight over California’s Proposition 37 and GMOs heats up; opponents such as Monsanto wail that the sky would fall if the measure…
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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards…
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California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010
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California GMO Labeling Law Makes It Onto November Ballot

After a long campaign, the GMO labeling law successfully makes it onto the November ballot in the state of California which is a…
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Reducing Food Waste Through The Gleaning Project

One start-up's attempt to put excess produce to good use - and make a profit.