Saturday, August 13, 2022



Streamlining the permit process for solar energy installation will encourage the effective development of solar technology, and minimize the obstacles and permit costs for installation. Residential solar permitting fees have been reduced, saving more than half in permit costs. Previously, the permit fee for a residential solar system topped $1,000; however, with the new process, fees have been reduced to $304.

U.S. EPA Honors 2015 Green Power Leaders in California

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to seven businesses across California. “These organizations demonstrate that green power is an affordable investment that provides reliable energy while fighting global warming.”

California Wins as Top Solar State in the Country

In 2014, California not only led the nation in total installed solar electric capacity, with solar power generating more than 5 percent of the state’s total electricity consumption, but the Golden State also added more installed solar capacity last year than all other states combined, according to a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

Renew Financial partners with SolarCity to boost solar for commercial properties

Renew Financial offering PACE financing for thousands of commercial properties as part of major partnership with leading national solar company, making solar affordable for tens of thousands of properties in California. National expansion of plan also likely

Increased Wildlife Protections Secured for California Solar Flats Project in Monterey County

Conservation groups have reached an agreement with the First Solar, Inc. to provide additional conservation protections to wild lands and wildlife as part of construction of the California Flats Solar Project, a proposed 280-megawatt solar energy project in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.

California Water Mandate & Compliance

This year the State of California has mandated that properties cut water usage by at least 20-percent – a large undertaking for some companies and brands that might have to make major overhauls to landscaping and water usage in prospective properties. Unire Real Estate Group, with its more than 35-million square feet of managed property, has been working diligently with tenants, clients and landscapers to develop and implement new watering strategies, as well as replace existing planting with drought

Amendments Forbidding Defense Dollars From Being Spent on Coal Earmark and Green Energy Mandates...

An amendment authored by Congressman McClintock and a bi-partisan amendment co-authored with Congressman Jared Huffman have been adopted by the House of Representatives to H.R. 2685 - FY16 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

FY16 Energy and Water Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved fiscal year 2016 funding legislation that totals $35.4 billion in discretionary budget authority, which is $1.2 billion more than the fiscal year 2015 level and $666 million less than the President’s requested level

Mayor Garcetti Announces Department of Transportation Technology Advisor

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a new transportation technology advisor fellowship at Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Serving in a one-year fellowship, made possible by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation, the technology advisor will create a citywide strategy that outlines the future of road safety, road use efficiency, traffic regulation, and traffic enforcement and will create a policy plan for the City to ensure a safe, mobile, sustainable future for the Los Angeles.

Congressman Garamendi Responds to Governor Brown’s Revised BDCP Water Policy

Visual Text WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), one of California’s strongest voices against the proposed twin...


Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to establish a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions over the next decade and a half.

Dr. Ruiz Urges Department of Interior to Include the Salton Sea in the Desert...

Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) wrote Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asking that the Department of the Interior (DOI) move forward with the federal portion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and ensure that lands at and underneath the Salton Sea are designated as a renewable energy Development Focus Area.

EPA, Justice Department, and State of California will announce a Clean Water Act settlement...

On April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of California will a nnounce a Clean Water Act settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. and Hanson Permanente Cement Inc. to protect water quality in Permanente Creek and San Francisco Bay

Mayor Garcetti Breaks Ground on Major Water Recycling Project

On Earth Day and amid this historic drought, Mayor Garcetti today broke ground on the Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) Expansion project. Once completed in 2017, the expanded plant will produce 12 million gallons of purified recycled water daily, more than doubling the current production. Twelve million gallons is equivalent to the amount used by 67,000 Angelenos every day

House Committee Directs Action on California Water

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee approval of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislation includes an amendment offered by Representative David Valadao (CA-21) that puts a hard deadline on multiple feasibility studies for California water storage projects, which have been languishing in the Bureau of Reclamation’s regulatory process for years

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

5 California Cities Earn Berth in “Sweet Sixteen” for Solar Power

Five California cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, San José, San Francisco and Sacramento—have  more solar panels than most major cities nationwide, according to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The solar stature of these cities is owed largely to the clear solar commitment of the city’s leaders as well as streamlined and predictable permitting fees

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan ‘Phased Approach’ Raises Concerns for CA Desert Conservation

After receiving more than 20,000 public comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), federal and state agencies today announced that they will finalize the plan in a “phased” approach – moving forward with large-scale renewable energy development and conservation on public lands in the California desert while slowing down the planning effort on the private lands

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan “Phased Approach” raises concerns for CA desert conservation

After receiving more than 20,000 public comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), federal and state agencies today announced that they will finalize the plan in a “phased” approach – moving forward with large-scale renewable energy development and conservation on public lands in the California desert while slowing down the planning effort on the private lands

Public input sought during renewable energy listening session

The Land Use Services Department will continue to solicit public input on the future of renewable energy development throughout the County’s unincorporated areas during a special listening session from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 5

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Napolitano’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on Clean Water

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