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CEC Approves $95 Million Plan for Critical Clean Transportation Investments

September 12, 2019 — The California Energy Commission (CEC) today approved a $95 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (...

2°C: BEYOND THE LIMIT. Extreme Climate Change Has Arrived in America

August 13, 2019 — In an article published today, the Washington Post presented an analysis of temperature data across the Lower 48 states, finding that major areas are nearing...

Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas connections in new buildings

July 17, 2019 — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, Berkeley became the first city in the U.S. to ban natural gas connections in new buildings. Beginning in 2020, all new buildings in Berkeley...

It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?

July 8, 2019 — In this article, the New York Times highlights the climate policies that California and New York are undertaking at the state level, which are among the most ambitious in the world. Both states seek to...

The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim.

July 7, 2019 — A new article in the Los Angeles Times describes the effects that sea level rise is having on California coastal communities. Sea level rise of greater than 9 feet could occur by the end of this century, in...

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