California is One of the Greenest States

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California is One of the Greenest States

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

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Californians reside in one of the “greenest” states. @gmcheeseman explains why: http://bit.ly/1ktEHoB #environment via @Justmeans
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:00am

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“As California goes, so goes the nation,” declares an old political saying. If that is true than the U.S. will eventually have much more ambitious laws to address climate change and the majority of Americans will support them.

The majority of Californians view the environment as something to protect. A poll in July found that most Californians see climate change as a serious threat and do not think that action to address it will lead to less jobs. Two out of three state residents support California’s ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. 

Californians reside in one of the “greenest” states. SaveOnEnergy.com, a resource that helps consumers find the right energy plan, looked at which states are the greenest, and the Golden State topped several lists, including reusing and electric vehicles (EVs). California has almost half of all the nation’s plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The state offers rebates of up to $2,500 for EVs running on only a charge and $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.”

Keywords: Environment | Alternative Energy | California | Energy | Environment | GHG | Justmeans | Renewable Energy

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