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California Could Pass Innovative Legislation on Key Climate, Energy and Transportation Issues

, Western states policy manager

California has a well-earned reputation as a world leader in promoting clean energy and other solutions to climate change. However, as anyone paying attention to the climate crisis knows, we have far more work to do. Fortunately, the California Legislature is considering many bills in 2018 that would further address climate change. With three and half months until the Legislature adjourns for the year, UCS is working with lawmakers to make progress on a suite of policy prescriptions to promote renewable energy, clean transportation, and better preparedness for climate change impacts. Read more >

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Industry Criticizing… Industry? This is What Effective Advocacy Looks Like

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

This is the first time people can recall when one of the grid operators was singled out by the others for making inappropriate demands on the industry. Read more >

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Scott Pruitt’s Incredible, Perpetual, Public Time-Wasting Machine

, Energy analyst

How low can this man go… Read more >

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EPA Chief Pruitt Even Violates His Own Principles

, senior writer

With Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s job now hanging in the balance, it is a good time to recall that, just after his Senate confirmation, he gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that emphasized the three principles he said would stand at “the heart of how we do business at the EPA”: process, rule of law, and federalism.

A little more than a year into his tenure, he has violated all of them. Read more >

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For a Moment, 50+ Percent of CA’s Energy Came From Solar

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

On March 4, 2018, solar in California broke a record. Then, on the 5th, it broke another one. Read more >

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