Entries by Guest Blogger

It is time to revisit Community Choice Energy for the Central Valley

by Al Galvéz, The Fresno Bee In the early 2000s the Central Valley was a pioneer in evaluating a then obscure California policy known as Community Choice Aggregation, more commonly known as Community Choice Energy. The San Joaquin Valley Power Authority weathered technical, legal, and marketing efforts from PG&E, and was ultimately overcome by the […]

Don’t let PG&E’s perfectly good bankruptcy go to waste

By Mark Ferron and Lorenzo Kristov, San Francisco Chronicle California has the will, the ability and the technologies to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions and create resilient communities across the state. But Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s structure and regulatory framework are barriers to California’s clean energy future. Because they were designed for a top-down, […]

Trump again seeks deep cuts in renewable energy funding

by Ari Natter, Bloomberg The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see […]

Here’s why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are teaming up on climate change

by Sammy Roth, LA Times Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to tackle one of California’s biggest problems: pollution from cars and trucks. The transportation sector is California’s largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution — and emissions are trending up, not down. But Schwarzenegger and Kevin de […]

‘Whole thing is unravelling’: climate change reshaping Australia’s forests

by Graham Readfearn, The Guardian Australia’s forests are being reshaped by climate change as droughts, heatwaves, rising temperatures and bushfires drive ecosystems towards collapse, ecologists have told Guardian Australia. Trees are dying, canopies are getting thinner and the rate that plants produce seeds is falling. Ecologists have long predicted that climate change would have major […]