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Time for L.A. to embrace energy blessings of the sun: Opinion

Los Angeles enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enough to power most of the city’s homes, businesses, schools, congregations, factories and warehouses with solar energy. But right now, L.A. is not taking advantage of this immense blessing: the city gets less than 2 percent of its power from the sun.

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"No denying, it’s time we address global warming"

The profound human tragedy that unfolded in the Philippines is yet another reminder of the dangers posed by global warming. Although scientists have not determined if this storm was magnified by climate change, it is clear that a warming world will bring more and more extreme weather, including disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.

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Study: Redlands Power Plant is Worst Polluter in State

"Redlands is home to the highest polluting power plant in the state, according to a new study..." 

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Study: State government support leads to more solar installations

A study released today “Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States” by the Environment California Research & Policy Center finds the states with government policies and government programs supporting solar tend to have far more solar installed than other states.

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California Ranks Among Top Six Solar States

The report from Environment California shows solar capacity in the state grew by 35-percent in 2012. It now has almost 3,000 megawatts. That’s enough to power an estimated 600-thousand homes. Michelle Kinman with Environment California says it’s not the availability of sunlight that puts states in the lead, but similar public policies that support solar energy.

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