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Working for rapid greenhouse gas reductions at scale, starting in California

The Governor’s Executive Order: September 23, 2020

We are grateful to Governor Newsom for putting the state on course for reducing warming pollutants from transportation, the largest greenhouse gas emissions sector in California, the nation’s largest car market. We also thank the governor for ordering by next July a just transition plan and its “expeditious” implementation.

But science demands more aggressive actions be taken sooner for a climate-safe future and the health of our communities, especially frontline lower-income communities and communities of color. It’s time to immediately halt any new gas and oil drilling permits, and to start the phase-out of fossil fuel production and exports. We must accelerate existing timelines to achieve net negative emissions and the start of drawdown by 2030.

Click here for more information and to thank the governor and urge further action.

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Climate Justice is Racial Justice

Shared responsibility and equitable, inclusive solutions are fundamental values we at The Climate Center strive to embody in our efforts to realize speed and scale greenhouse gas reductions.

Our urgent climate policy goals will only be achieved if we also ensure that communities of color are no longer disproportionately harmed. There cannot be climate justice without racial justice. Together, we will ensure an equitable, just transition to a vibrant future for all. Read more here.

Endorse Climate-Safe California

The unprecedented fires across the West and the rampant spread of COVID-19 in the United States is a stark reminder that we ignore science at our own peril and early action saves lives. The latest science demands bold and swift climate solutions to avoid runaway climate chaos.

We must accelerate existing state policy timelines now to phase out fossil fuels, sequester carbon in ecosystems, and build resilient communities while inspiring global climate action. Our Climate-Safe California campaign aims to reach net-negative emissions (sequestration more than emissions) by 2030 while securing Climate Justice for lower-income communities and securing a positive transition for fossil fuel workers. Endorse and support the campaign today. Together we will secure a vibrant, healthy and climate-safe future for all. Learn more>>

Support Utility Reform and Community Energy Resilience

The Climate Center is working with partners to help secure our communities in the face of blackouts, fires and the pandemic by opening up markets to clean energy, reducing pollution that makes people more susceptible to diseases like COVID-19, and creating clean energy “islands” that allow community energy resilience during planned and unplanned outages. Please reach out to your state elected officials here.

OUR IMPACT

11,000,000

Population with access to Community Choice Energy in California

$90 million

Estimated on-bill savings as of 2018 due to Community Choice Energy

88%

Percentage of fossil-fuel free power in Community Choice Energy portfolios.

28,000+

Students reached through our youth climate leadership training program

OUR WORK

CLEAN COMMUNITY ENERGY RESILIENCE

In the face of California’s widespread power shutoffs and the rise of dirty fossil-fuel-powered back-up generators, The Climate Center has launched a new initiative to build resilience.
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COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY

Learn what we are doing to spread affordable locally-controlled clean power options and innovative energy programs in the Central Valley and throughout California.
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CLEAN POWER EXCHANGE

The Clean Power Exchange is your source for news, views, updates, resources, and tools on Community Choice Energy and California’s shift to clean energy.
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CARBON SEQUESTRATION

UN scientists have reported that soil carbon sequestration is among the cheapest methods with the greatest potential for removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Learn more>>

CLEAN MOBILITY

Sustainable mobility includes electric vehicles, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure (scooters too), public transportation, and more. Learn more>>

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NEWS

Governor Newsom has taken a bold first step. Urge him to do more.

Lawmakers let oil and gas interests sicken us. Governor Newsom can put us on the path to recovery. (CalMatters op-ed by The Climate Center)

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