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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project takes electric vehicle test drives to inner city

Eastside Sol, a festive annual celebration of community and sustainability in Boyle Heights is a harmonious affair that always leads to fun and a treasured community gathering in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

Geared toward helping fleet managers fully realize cost and operational benefits

After more than 70 fleet audits, transportation experts at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) have identified the most successful electric vehicle fleets in the nation. These fleets put more mileage on electric vehicles on average, therefore achieving some of the greatest emission reductions per dollar spent by fleet operators in the country.

Increasing awareness and addressing barriers to BEV adoption

Although some recent work by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Consumer’s Union shows encouraging signs about electric vehicle (EV) awareness generally in California, roughly 75 percent of those surveyed did not know the state offers significant rebates for electric cars and 80

Value proposition for solar power has never been higher

Generating your own electricity with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels works anywhere in the U.S. year-round. There’s plenty of sunshine for PV, even in winter, although at a slightly lower production level. Germany leads the world in solar power output and it doesn’t have a sunny climate. Its solar radiation is about the same as Alaska’s.

Multifamily housing tenants have limited access to solar revolution

Nationwide, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being installed in record numbers, with the total solar capacity approaching 50,000 megawatts of power. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, that’s enough solar output to run more than 9 million homes.

Empowering residents of disadvantaged communities to become part of a clean energy future

California remains the nation’s guiding force with the most progressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and bold environmental justice policies.

Actions can serve as model for other PACE loan programs nationwide

Since the launch of property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans in 2008, some 150,000 California homeowners have used them to finance energy and water efficiency improvements and install solar electric systems, making payments through their property tax bills.

Natural gas savings a key piece of the low-carbon future

The greening of California’s electric grid gets a lot of attention – we’re committed to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, with some state legislators pushing to increase that commitment to 100 percent by 2045. This bold leadership on reducing fossil fuel use and climate action planning from the world’s sixth largest economy is encouraging.

California to connect clean technologies and communities in high need

On August 24, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program’s final guidelines.

Lobby4Good workshop provides pieces of the puzzle for creating change

What do you care about? Maybe it’s social justice issues, the environment, homelessness or any of the other myriad worthy causes out there. Although we all are concerned about such issues, talk about them, post about them – how do we really make a difference? How do we create systemic change?

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