Entries by Woody Hastings

No escaping the climate crisis, even in paradise (especially in paradise)

Punta Cana, a resort area at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is an over-the-top paradise of white sand, palm trees, turquoise seas, and 24/7 whatever-you-desire, all-inclusive vacation deals. That’s where my wife, our family, and I recently spent five days. While there, we discovered a harsh reality that hides in plain sight in […]

NEW: Community Choice Energy Resource for California

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to announce the launch of a new statewide Community Choice Energy online resource. Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is an online hub of information, resources, and conversation for communities interested in Community Choice Energy – whether they’re exploring the option, conducting a technical study, already serving customers, or citizens […]

The Center welcomes Ross to the team

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to welcome Ross Markey to the team as a student intern. He will be spending a year working with us on projects related to expanding renewable energy and Community Choice Energy in California. Ross is a Sonoma County native and is currently pursuing a B.A. from Sonoma State […]

San Bernardino County Energy Symposium Draws Desert Preservation Activists and Elected Officials

About 100 community leaders and clean energy advocates convened for a Local Energy Symposium on January 25th, hosted by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association in Yucca Valley, not far from Joshua Tree National Monument. Earlier in the day, a smaller group of elected officials, water agency representatives, and other stakeholders attended a question-and-answer session focused […]