PIRG in the News

Media Hit | Energy

UC Students replace lightbulbs at Merced Fairgrounds

Video:CALPIRG’s Energy Service Corps spent their spring break week weatherizing the Merced fairgrounds building! Click on link to watch.

Media Hit | Energy

Students Weatherize Salvation Army Shelter

This weatherization event was part of the Energy Alternative Spring Break Service Trip, a new program in California to train students from all across the state to help their communities reduce energy use. The project was spearheaded by the Energy Service Corps, a joint venture between the statewide public interest group CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group Foundation) and AmeriCorps.

Media Hit | Energy

Prop 23 opponents breathe sigh of relief

Proposition 23, which would have suspended carbon limits, failed Tuesday night.

Media Hit | Higher Ed

Student Loan Overhaul Approved by Congress

WASHINGTON — Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring of financial-aid programs and redirecting most of the money to new education initiatives.


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