California pledges to go carbon neutral by 2045

The move backs up its recent commitment to shift to 100% renewables by the same date

Centrica buys California’s Vista Solar

The US company has so far delivered 40MW of projects to more than 160 customers

California lawmakers pass bill for 100% clean energy

It will be sent back to the Senate for the final green light before it goes to Governor Jerry Brown

Squeaky clean victory for sponge that mops up oil spills

Oleo Sponge was able to successfully remove oil sheen from the surface of the water

Two-thirds of US public back solar mandate for new homes

Younger respondents were more likely to strongly support the idea compared to older generations

All new Californian homes required to have solar panels

It is the first US state to introduce such a law from 2020

California leads states in suing Trump over car emissions rollback

They accuse the government of failing to follow its own regulations and of violating the Clean Air Act

California agency investigates Tesla over safety concerns

The probe follows allegations the car manufacturer failed to disclose legally mandated reports on serious worker injuries

US issues record $11bn in green municipal bonds

Green municipal bond issuance in the US reached a record $11 billion (£7.7bn) last year. That’s an increase from $7.11 billion (£5bn) in 2016, according to latest figures from the Climate Bonds Initiative. It states New York took the lead from California, with the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issuing $2.17 billion (£1.5bn) – the […]

California sues Trump over rollback of fracking rules

California’s attorney general said the state has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to repeal fracking rules. The US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2015 fracking legislation required companies to provide data on chemicals used in fracking and to take steps to prevent leakage from oil and gas wells on federally-owned […]