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A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
California had its first sale of greenhouse gas permits under the state’s new cap-and-trade system. Supporters of the cap-and-trade system believe it will reduce emissions and serve as a blueprint for other states.
Date: 11/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the first statewide green building code.
Date: 01/24/2010
Type: News
Emission permits were sold at $2.91 above the reserve price at Californias second carbon auction, exceeding analysts expectations, and raising about $176 million in revenues.
Date: 03/01/2013
Type: Article
Six Californian cities are noted on Energy Star's list of top 25 cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings.
Date: 03/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
Utility-scale energy storage.
California's AB 2514, a bill mandating utility-scale energy storage, passes the state Senate, paving the way for viable and cost-effective energy storage systems.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: News
Starting September 1st, owners of non-residential buildings in California of 50,000 square feet or greater will be required to release their building's energy usage when they sell their property.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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