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California fires: Climate hellscape science warned us of is here

by The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times Highlights The west coast of the United States is currently experiencing the climate catastrophe scientists have been warning the world about for decades Around 2 million acres of land have burned in California from this year’s early fire season Though some fires were accidentally […]

U.S. clean power giants to join forces to build lobbying muscle

by Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg Highlights A new lobbying organization named the American Clean Power Association has formed in order to advocate for more renewable policies The country’s top wind power trade group is teaming up with some big-name energy groups such as NextEra Energy, Avangrid, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy to form this association The renewables […]

California’s three big utility companies stand in the way of consumer choice

by Sam Liccardo and Sheila Kuehl, San Francisco Chronicle Highlights San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Sheila Kuehl wrote an opinion piece addressing the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, otherwise known as the PCIA or “exit fee”: Since 2013, exit fees have risen more than 600% in the PG&E […]

Environmentalists to Biden: Say no to fossil fuel advisers

by Angely Mercado, Grist Highlights One hundred and forty different environmental groups have signed on to a letter to Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, asking him to abstain from adding any fossil fuel executives, lobbyists, or representatives from his presidential cabinet and administration Groups that signed on include: Sunrise Movement, MoveOn, Zero Hour, Greenpeace, 350 Action, […]

California Legislature makes little progress on the environment

by Mark Olalde, Desert Sun Highlights Many environmental bills were not passed during the 2020 legislative session in California Mary Creasman, CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters, remarks that we are running out of time to make big environmental impacts: “We only have until 2030 to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of the […]

California greenlights electric vehicle charging program for 38,000 new charging stations

from The Sierra Club, Clean Technica Highlights Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready 2 program was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission which will result in the addition of 38,000 new charging stations across Southern California over the next four years The program aims to increase clean transportation options particularly in underserved communities by […]