Entries by Ann Hancock

San Jose’s Community Choice vote is unanimous

Four years ago the Center for Climate Protection ranked San Jose as its top priority for establishing a Community Choice program due to its size and location at the center of innovation worldwide. Yesterday, the vision became a reality. “While leaders in Washington continue to languish in a petroleum-fueled past, cities like San Jose will […]

The Business of Local Energy Symposium – A Smashing Success

Last Friday, May 5, about 400 people including elected officials and energy professionals gathered in Long Beach for the Center for Climate Protection’s third annual Business of Local Energy symposium. Deputy Director Barry Vesser was the symposium’s architect. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 […]

Development Director Kristin Berger Joining the Leakey Foundation

Kudos to Kristin who, after three years as the Center for Climate Protection’s Development Director, will join the Leakey Foundation, based in the Presidio. Kristin lists the following lessons she learned while at the Center for Climate Protection: Through conversations, we gain fellowship, knowledge, and communication skills to come off the sidelines and help lead […]

New climate initiative: Join us on Earth Day!

The Center for Climate Protection is conducting R & D for a new initiative for learning, building fellowship, and focusing action on effective climate solutions. We seek 12 people willing to give candid feedback to participate in an exciting focus group. If you would like to participate, please send an email that includes the following information: […]

Thank you, supporters!

We are so very grateful to you who support our work in myriad ways! We ended the year on a high note, meeting our fundraising goals and heading into the New Year in eager anticipation of spreading our solutions far and wide for maximum impact. We look forward to bringing you climate news in 2017 […]

Transform grief and outrage, but how?

Are you feeling grief, outrage, or both? Please join us and use these feelings as fuel to create something powerful and positive. How? One word: Solutions. Let’s spread clean energy solutions that create jobs, stabilize energy prices, and offer an alternative model that gives power to the people. The Center for Climate Protection has solutions that do just […]

McKibben says there’s nothing radical about climate protection

Bill McKibben, a world leader on climate protection, spoke at Sonoma State University on October 19. For me he proved the value of preaching to the choir. I came away completely inspired. Highlights of what McKibben said: The most important thing an individual can do is not be so much of an individual. It’s not […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, Center for Climate Protection In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our February 24, […]