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February 28, 2019
by Jeff Collins
The OC Register

Thirty-one Southern California cities – from Huntington Beach to Hidden Hills and from Lancaster to Loma Linda – failed to meet a state requirement to report progress meeting housing goals each year, a new report says.

Out of at least five annual progress reports required since 2013, these 31 cities provided none.

According to the report, Southern California as a whole – excluding Los Angeles County – gets a grade of C when it comes to addressing the region’s homebuilding needs. The letter grade for Los Angeles County alone is a C minus.

February 28, 2019
by Marlize van Romburgh
Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Jose is on track to produce enough housing for its middle class … by 2080.

That’s according to a new report from economic research firm Beacon Economics and Next 10, a public policy advocacy group, in which they rate California cities on their progress toward meeting state-mandated housing targets.

The report card is based on California’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment — (RHNA, pronounced “reena”) goals, a set of housing construction targets set by the state for each region — and grades hundreds of cities on how well they’re performing against those targets.

September 10, 2018
by David Roberts
Vox

California has cemented its role as US climate champion
It has been repeated so often that it is clichéd, but in what is effectively a climate Dark Ages in the US, California is carrying a torch. It has systematically and deliberately bet on renewable energy, and that bet has paid off for its economy, making it home to a dizzying diversity of clean energy businesses and jobs.

August 30, 2018
by Eric Roston
Bloomberg

A new report shows California is failing to cut greenhouse gas pollution from automobiles just as the Trump administration is poised to revoke the state’s right to regulate its tailpipes in pursuit of a single, national standard.

August 30, 2018
Axios

California is on the cusp of enacting a law to have 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. But amid the hoopla, a new report underscores an arguably tougher challenge: Wringing CO2 out of transportation.

Why it matters: Transportation emissions have been rising in recent years — even as the state's overall CO2 output has dropped over the last decade —
and ticked up another roughly 2% from 2015–2016.

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