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New bill leverages California’s electric vehicle boom to avoid power outages

SACRAMENTO — SB 233, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and sponsored by The Climate Center, aims to unlock the potential for California’s millions of electric vehicles to shore up the electric grid and power homes during outages.  The bill will require most new electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment sold in California … Read more

California Climate Lobby Day 2023

Sacramento, California
Capitol Building in Sacramento

After a day of discussing ideas to accelerate climate policies in California, join us in taking action by speaking directly to policymakers and their staff! On April 12, 2023, the day after the California Climate Policy Summit, The Climate Center and our partners are leading a day of advocacy at state legislative offices. This is … Read more

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Meet with lawmakers, activists, and scientists at the California Climate Policy Summit 2023

Dr. J Mijin Cha at the California Climate Policy Summit 2022

SACRAMENTO — The second annual California Climate Policy Summit, hosted by The Climate Center on April 11, 2023, will bring together elected and business leaders, policy experts, activists, and environmental justice advocates to build support for climate policy commensurate with what science demands.  What: Our preliminary agenda includes presentations by scientists, lawmakers, and activists, as … Read more

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Testimony: Climate investments can’t wait

Climate activist in Sacramento holds a sign reading "Divest from destruction, Invest in our Future." Photo by The Climate Center.

On February 8, 2023, the Assembly Budget Committee convened to hear public feedback on Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 state budget. The governor’s draft budget includes $6 billion in proposed cuts to climate and clean energy programs over the next several years. This budget will be revised again in May before a final vote by the … Read more

A Climate-Safe Vision for California’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleets

Man with truck fleet.

This webinar focused on the heavy duty vehicle sector, one of California’s biggest decarbonization challenges. Presenters shared stories from the frontlines about impacts on community health and well-being as well as opportunities for transforming heavy duty fleets. This webinar asked the question: what is the best way to transition heavy duty vehicles, including those used … Read more

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Tell California leaders to hold the line on climate investments

Photo by Tessa Richardson.

Facing a projected deficit of $22.5 billion in the state’s 2023-2024 budget, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced $6 billion in proposed cuts to climate and clean energy programs over the next several years.  As the state recovers from rainfall and flooding supercharged by climate change, this is no time to be walking back investments in … Read more

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$6 billion cut from climate programs in California state budget – The Climate Center response

California Flag

SACRAMENTO, January 11, 2023 — Facing a projected overall budget deficit of $22.5 billion, Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday $6 billion in proposed cuts to climate and energy programs in the state’s 2023-2024 budget. If approved by the legislature in May, that would bring California’s multi-year climate spending down to $48 billion, an 11 percent … Read more

California Climate Policy Summit 2023

Holiday Inn Downtown-Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, California, 95814
Dr. J Mijin Cha at the California Climate Policy Summit 2022

Deadline extended! Register before March 24, 2023, to secure your early-bird ticket price! California made historic progress on climate in 2022 — and we have the opportunity to do even more in the year ahead. Together, we passed the boldest set of climate laws in recent history, made major investments in clean energy, and mobilized … Read more

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Deceptive, billionaire-funded campaign kills California’s Prop 30

Electric Vehicles Charging at a Station

SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2022 — Prop 30, the only statewide climate measure on the California ballot this year, failed to pass. As of this morning, the margin is 59-41 with nearly half the votes counted. A misleading opposition campaign funded largely by billionaires distracted from the true intent of Prop 30: to make clean … Read more