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CALIFORNIA CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the California Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in California: over 310,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in California: over 50,000
  • Number of solar jobs in California: over 76,000
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in California: over 6.3 million
  • Number of solar companies in California: 2,807
  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy in California: up to 5,000
  • Number of wind turbines in California: over 6,500
  • Number of homes that could be powered by wind generation in California: over 1.3 million
  • Number of Californians working in clean energy transmission, distribution, and storage: over 150,000

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in California from 2007-2016: 14
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in 2018 in California: 128
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfire in 2018 in California: over 1.8 million

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Californians that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 76%
  • Percentage of Californians that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 63%
  • Percentage of Californians worried about climate change: 68%
  • Percentage of Californians that support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 74%