The Roseville, California's City Council approved a first-ever program aimed at building 20 percent of all new homes with solar panels and other cost-saving energy efficiency measures. The program, called Blueprint for Energy Efficiency and Solar Technology or BEST Home, will aim to build up to 4,000 solar homes in ten years adding 8 MW of solar power.

"As rising natural gas prices hit home this winter, this is the kind of solution-oriented policy making urgently needed." -- Bernadette Del Chiaro, clean energy advocate for Environment California, a leading advocate for the Million Solar Roofs initiative