More than 30,000 Americans Call on Secretary Perry to Stop Blocking Clean Energy

Today, Environment America delivered a message from 33,923 supporters in all 50 states urging Energy Secretary Rick Perry to back off on his proposals to get the federal government to intervene on behalf of old, dirty energy sources at the expense of cleaner, more affordable clean energy options

Attorney General Becerra Responds to Department of Energy Study, Pledges to Protect Clean Energy...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined attorneys general from Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York in issuing the following statement in response to yesterday’s release of the Department of Energy (DOE) study on the U.S. electric grid

Roadmap Released for a ‘Smart from the Start’ #CleanEnergy Future in California Desert

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the first phase of theDesert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) on public lands, a conservation strategy developed by the state of California, the federal government and conservation stakeholders, including Defenders of Wildlife. The plan identifies smart from the start areas for renewable energy development that avoids or minimizes adverse effects on wildlife.

Reps. Huffman & Thompson Applaud Obama Administration’s “Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative”

its bold new announcement of a cross government partnership, the “Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative,” which includes an expansion of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. This administrative action comes after Reps. Huffman and Thompson urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to enable veterans to receive VA-secured home loans to take advantage of PACE programs.

Renew Financial Commends President Obama and FHA for Launching Initiative to Support Property Assessed...

The White House and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released statements indicating that they are preparing new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) guidance designed to “remove existing barriers and accelerate the use of PACE financing for single family housing.” The White House Fact Sheet on the initiative may be found here

California Climate Change Bills Hot Off the Floor

The California State Senate and Assembly took a critical step towards building a clean energy future by passing out of their houses of origin several significant bills that will continue California’s climate change leadership. The Senate bills will now move over to the Assembly for consideration and vice versa.

Governor Jerry Brown Issues Order for Aggressive 2030 Climate Change Targets

Environment California applauds Governor Jerry Brown for issuing an executive order today to establish a statewide greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Environment California's Clean Energy Advocate Michelle Kinman released the following statement in response:

Mayor Launches L.A.’S First-Ever Sustainable City Plan

Sets targets and details actions in 14 categories  to improve city's environment, economy and equity in anticipation of 500,000 more Angelenos by 2035; achieves progress by 2017 on issues like water conservation, clean energy, waste, green jobs, transportation, and air quality

Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Final Loans for Clean Energy Business Financing Program

September 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Energy Commission approved the final four loans, totaling more than $13.4 million, for the state’s Clean Energy Business Financing Program (CEBFP) for California-based manufacturers of solar products. These four low interest loans awarded to Morgan Solar, Inc; Solar Power, Inc; Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. and the Solaria Corporation complete the state's CEBFP. Using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds, this program has provided a total of almost $29 million in federal stimulus money to eligible businesses and has retained or created about 1,588 clean energy manufacturing jobs in California

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement in Response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Decision on...

July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) decision on the Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) program.

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Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans