Entries by Stacey Meinzen

A centralized, top-down power grid is outdated. Time for a bottom-up redesign.

The below article outlines many of the challenges and opportunities of transforming the current power grid to one that works for the mass deployment of renewables. The Center for Climate Protection’s Solar Sonoma County is working on this issue through our “Solar Plus” vision – a combination of solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and all-electric […]

California lawmaker introduces revised bill to gradually ban gas cars

The Center for Climate Protection is part of a coalition of California’s major climate and energy organizations advocating for legislation to transition away from fossil-fuel-powered vehicles. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Ting, in conjunction with the coalition, is taking a new approach with his proposed bill to transforming California’s vehicle fleet, including planning for the infrastructure […]

Dark money, secrecy, conflicts of interest, and luxury travel

Republican leaders continue to stay busy advocating against public health and environmental protections, as well as personally enriching themselves. Highlights of the last two weeks: GOP pushes 80 anti-environment riders, dark money rule changes in spending bill EPA Chief’s clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences Jeff sessions has a huge conflict […]

Climate Action Training

Do you want to do something about climate change, and want to know where to start? The Center for Climate Protection has an opportunity for you. This fall we are offering training for climate action designed for you to: Build your knowledge, hope, and resolve Connect with like-minded folks, take action, and have an impact […]

More groups line up in support for Senate Cap and Trade bill

Wieckowski’s SB 775 would create a post-2020 framework to meet California’s strict 2030 limits Sacramento – A growing number of statewide and regional organizations in California, representing thousands of members, are lining up in support of SB 775, the Cap and Trade bill unveiled last month by Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senate President Pro Tem […]