$51 Million to Three Transformative Public Transportation Projects

$51 Million to Three Transformative Public Transportation Projects

Yesterday, three transformative transit projects received their official allocations of more than $51 million from the California Transportation Commission, advancing high-quality public transportation, aiding disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These climate investments are funded by the state’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds.

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CalRecycle Awards $2.7 Million to Fight Global Warming: Businesses Receive Grants & Loans for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

CalRecycle Awards $2.7 Million to Fight Global Warming: Businesses Receive Grants & Loans for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

The grant and loans, using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions,  are awarded for projects that will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets outlined in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). The projects will also help California reach its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting, and source reduction.

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New Interactive Map Tracks Climate Investments in California

New Interactive Map Tracks Climate Investments in California

The new website – www.ClimateInvestmentMap.CA.Gov – brings together information on a dozen different climate and energy programs into a single searchable application, allowing users to view the locations of individual projects and providing a summary of climate and energy investments for each of the state’s 120 legislative districts.

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CAL FIRE Announces Urban Forestry and Forest Legacy Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE Announces Urban Forestry and Forest Legacy Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE announced today the award of nearly $20 million in grants to local groups that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. The grants will add trees to urban communities and protect more than 2,400 acres of forest from development.

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California Department of Food and Agriculture Funds 5 Dairy Digester Projects in the Central Valley

California Department of Food and Agriculture Funds 5 Dairy Digester Projects in the Central Valley

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected five projects for approximately $11.1 million in grants to implement digester technology on California dairy operations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from dairy manure.

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Nearly $22 Million Awarded to 86 Projects Under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Nearly $22 Million Awarded to 86 Projects Under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Caltrans today announced that 86 more local projects that improve public transportation and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions were issued funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. This program is one of the strategies the state is employing to meet its ambitious goals to address climate change, and specifically prioritizes projects that will serve disadvantaged communities. California Climate Investments, such as this, are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

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Transportation Agency Backs $224 Million In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

Transportation Agency Backs $224 Million In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

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Strategic Growth Council Approves $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

Strategic Growth Council Approves $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. 

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ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles, boosts funding for low-income pilot programs

ARB approves funding plan for low-carbon, zero-emission vehicles, boosts funding for low-income pilot programs

The California Air Resources Board today approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles. 

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Department of Water Resources Announces Final Funding Awards for Grants to Save Water and Energy

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced the award of $28 million to 22 entities for 25 projects that will save water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The grants will help California respond to the immediate drought while building resiliency to cope with future droughts and climate change. 

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California helps low-income families afford the cleanest cars, saving them money on gas, cutting pollution, greenhouse gases

California helps low-income families afford the cleanest cars, saving them money on gas, cutting pollution, greenhouse gases

In coordination with local air officials, the Air Resources Board is initiating a retire-and-replace pilot program in the Greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley to help people of low income replace old, polluting cars with cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that also cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Benefits of State’s Growing Climate Investments Highlighted at Rooftop Solar Installation in Fresno Disadvantaged Community

Benefits of State’s Growing Climate Investments Highlighted at Rooftop Solar Installation in Fresno Disadvantaged Community

The installation in Fresno’s Roosevelt neighborhood is one of the first funded with proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program, which this year targets $832 million for energy efficiency, public transit, affordable housing and other greenhouse gas-cutting programs statewide. At least 25 percent of those funds must be invested to benefit California’s most disadvantaged communities. 

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Dairy Digester Research and Development Program Accepting Proposals for Research

Dairy Digester Research and Development Program Accepting Proposals for Research

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) Phase II (Research). CDFA was appropriated $12 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to provide financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters and research that will result in reduced greenhouse gas (methane) emissions. 

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Historic New CalRecycle Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Historic New CalRecycle Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Strengthening recycling’s role in the fight against climate change, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) today announced eight projects it will support with its newly established greenhouse gas reduction grants. In all, $19.5 million has been earmarked for construction of new facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and equipment upgrades to process greater amounts of recycled materials.

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