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.
Planting Trees Helps Stockton Families Recover from Trauma
Fighting for Better Air Quality in San Ysidro
A Community Garden Helps an Immigrant Community Thrive in Ontario
Bringing Clean Transportation Service to Huron, California
Electric Bus Company Helps the Formerly Incarcerated Build New Dreams
Energy Efficient Upgrades Improve Life with Disability in Merced
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.
Saving Money and Creating Jobs
Island Village Apartments, San Diego
A Hybrid EV helps a mental health worker help others.
Ricardo Barth II
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.
Clean Cars for the Central Valley
Low-income families save money replacing old gas-guzzlers.
David De La Peña
Making clean fuel and raising a son in Barrio Logan.
Energy efficiency helps a retired day-care worker keep cool in 90-degree heat.
Mesghina “Alex” Ghebrehiwat
A hybrid helps this taxi driver save money on gas while cleaning San Diego’s air.
Cleaning the air, one car at a time.