California’s clean energy economy is already saving families money and bringing clean air and good jobs to communities across our state. And this is just the start: The money we gain from charging polluters funds projects in neighborhoods up and down California, cutting pollution and boosting our economy. Here are just a few stories of real Californians who are benefitting now, and we’ll be adding more. For more facts and figures on many of these projects, click here.
Finishing High School and Starting a Career in Recycling
Saving Money with an Electric Vehicle in the San Joaquin Valley
Carsharing Brings Clean, Reliable Transportation to a Sacramento Affordable Housing Community
Saving money and saving energy in the Central Valley.
Island Village Apartments, San Diego
A Hybrid EV helps a mental health worker help others.
Gaining job skills while building an "emerald necklace" of trees through Los Angeles County.
Affordable housing connects communities and cleans the air
Solar gives Fresno union apprentices a foot in the door.
Low-income families save money replacing old gas-guzzlers.
Making clean fuel and raising a son in Barrio Logan.
Energy efficiency helps a retired day-care worker keep cool in 90-degree heat.
A hybrid helps this taxi driver save money on gas while cleaning San Diego’s air.
Cleaning the air, one car at a time.
After tragedy, solar answers a family’s prayers.
Hit hard by the recession, a Central Valley worker finds new opportunities in solar.
Clean energy saves money for a working family and helps clean the air in their neighborhood.
Once headed for trouble, a young man builds a new life as a solar installer.