Large-scale Solar Association

"As of this year California has approximately 9,800MW of installed utility-scale solar capacity, creating more than 30,000 construction jobs in 2016 alone, and in some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities. These projects will provide enough solar energy to power approximately 1.8M homes in California. Additionally, the long-term contracts for this power source provide an important price hedge against the volatility of conventional power sources.


"Despite the claims of job loss from some CCA detractors over the years, no evidence has been presented in the Legislature to support that claim. To the contrary, CCA renewable procurement has resulted in new steel in the ground in California, totaling over $2 billion in renewable energy investments, as well as the jobs associated with those projects. Moreover, almost all of these new renewable energy projects are built with project labor agreements. Simply put, CCAs have created high paying, local jobs and will continue to do so as part of our core mission."

Cal Wind Energy Association

"Your goal of fully decarbonizing the electric sector by 2045 is in keeping with studies showing that it will be far more difficult to address greenhouse gas emissions in other sectors of the economy. Thus, achieving 80% GHG reductions by 2050, which is necessary to stabilize the climate, will require eliminating carbon emissions from the electric sector. CalWEA is confident that a 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2045 is technically achievable.

Study of Renewable Energy In America Finds Solar Power Has Grown 43-Fold Since 2007

July 31, 2017

New York has been graced with strong sun and whipping winds that electricity companies have harnessed for renewable energy in the past several years. The state has seen a 6,548% increase in the amount of energy it gets from the sun and a 473% increase in wind power production since 2007, according to a report released by the Environment New York Research & Policy Center.

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

August 10, 2017

Key findings from the current survey:

  • Strong majorities of California adults (72%) and likely voters (66%) favor the new state law mandating reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; 56% of adults and 49% of likely voters support the state’s cap-and-trade program.
  • Half of Californians believe state climate policies will lead to more jobs, while most (54%) expect gas prices to rise.
  • Overall job approval is low in California for both the president and Congress; state leaders fare much better, and their approval ratings on environmental issues have risen.