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Hearing all sides of the story is the only way to make informed decisions that directly influence California's future.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Leading the World to a Greener Future

Become a part of our mission to create a world free from the harmful effects of carbon emissions, and challenge other states and countries to minimize dangerous pollution.

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Leading the World to a Greener Future

Californians are steering toward a greener future by establishing renewable energy goals and significant emissions reductions. As a result, the state has increased renewable energy production by more than three times over the past 20 years. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced to below the levels found in 1990. 

California continues to strive for more as we move toward a carbon-free world. California companies are implementing the best available control technology to capture harmful emissions and reduce pollution. They are also working with biofuels, fuel cells, and other technologies to continue to strive toward a carbon-neutral era.

Now it’s time for other states and, more importantly, other countries to do the same. California continues to receive gas and oil from foreign countries that are doing little to nothing for climate change. For example, one of the largest exporters of oil to California is Saudi Arabia, where there are very few pollution restrictions, resulting in the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah and Riyad being named as two of the most polluted places in the world. Since 1990, overall greenhouse gas emissions have more than tripled in the country.   

California cannot continue to blaze a trail toward a cleaner future and then proceed to reward bad environmental behavior. The rest of the world needs to follow suit, or California should become more self-reliant.

Giving Back to Our Neighbors & Our Neighborhood

We’re aware of our social responsibility to the communities where we operate, and we aim to lift up our friends in need by investing in the youth and local environmental organizations.

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Giving Back to Our Neighbors & Our Neighborhood

Today’s California energy companies light our homes and businesses, provide the fuel to power our cars, and are part of the fabric of our communities. Not only do they employ thousands of Californians and provide billions of dollars in tax revenue for the state, but they are also giving back to the community in a variety of ways.

It starts by providing opportunities for today’s youth. Energy companies are offering scholarships to meet society’s changing needs. The awards range from traditional engineering to environmental sciences programs so that the energy world can evolve. There is also a greater emphasis in K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM. The energy industry as a whole has elected to focus significant funding efforts for STEM, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars annually. STEM is proven to provide the career and technical training that can lead directly not only to well-paying jobs but also a thriving community.

In addition, the energy industry invests hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental protection and restoration. Companies are preserving wildlands for endangered and sensitive animal species. The energy industry is using reclaimed water to conserve water and cleaning contaminated water so that it can be repurposed. The industry is also working to beautify our neighborhoods in many ways like sponsoring tree planting programs.

California’s energy industry is a vital part of our community. By giving back, the industry ensures a better California for the future.