Center’s World Changers scholars engage peers for impact

Meet the World Changers: The Center for Center Protection’s ECO2school’s Youth Leadership Development program provides climate leadership training for Sonoma County’s high school youth. The upcoming generation have been brought up in an unsustainable high-energy-consumption lifestyle. They need a pathway away from dirty energy consumption and toward a positive future. Through our ECO2school Program, the […]

Jodi Seward joins the Center as Ann Hancock’s Executive Assistant

I’m Jodi Seward, and I come to the fight against climate change from a very personal place. Where petroleum products are concerned…especially exhaust emissions, I am a canary in a coal mine. I moved to Santa Rosa in 1989 because my home in Redwood City sat between the 101 and 280 freeways and my struggle […]

Community Choice leaders celebrate providing power with purpose

The Center’s 2018 symposium on June 5th displayed CCA power and purpose

The Center for Climate Protection hosted this year’s “Business of Local Energy Symposium” in Sacramento on June 5th to discuss Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and how to provide their customers power with purpose. That is, how to accelerate clean energy deployment, improve local programs, and navigate the extremely dynamic energy market in California going forward. […]

Meet Max Meredith, our data intern

Hi! My name is Max Meredith and I am a summer intern for the ECO2school program. I am currently finishing up my Bachelors of Arts degree in Sustainability with a minor in Statistics from San Diego State University and I am joining the ECO2school Program team to assist with data collection and analysis. I became […]

Mike Turgeon, on behalf of the Friends of the Santa Rosa Climate Action Plan

A city council do-over vote translates to a vote for a climate action study

by Mike Turgeon, Climate Action Fellow, Center for Climate Protection Not often in politics do the people get a do-over vote. That is precisely what occurred on Tuesday, May 15, at the Santa Rosa City Council meeting. The topic of the vote was whether the City would hold a study session on an “all-electric ready“ […]

The guilty tourist

Mike Turgeon participated in our first Climate Action Fellowship course last year, and helped lead our second course at the beginning of this year. by Mike Turgeon, Climate Action Fellow Truth be told, I should never get on an airplane again!  That is what my inner climate voice wants me to hear, apparently.  I recently […]

March 22nd Clean Cars campaign launch was smashing success

On the evening of March 22nd, over 100 people convened in downtown Santa Rosa to support the launch of the Clean Cars Campaign. The Center for Climate Protection (CCP) is mobilizing supporters and organizations throughout the state to support landmark legislation from Assemblymember Ting (D – San Francisco). His bill would allow only new zero-emissions […]

New greenhouse gas report highlights successes, challenges, and opportunities for California

The Center for Climate Protection just released the new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report for Sonoma County for 2016. The good news is that emissions from electricity have gone down since the inception of Sonoma Clean Power, the region’s Community Choice Energy program. The reduction of emissions in electricity was so significant that Sonoma County’s […]

Big Tech is buying more clean energy than ever in the Trump era

by Chris Martin, Bloomberg Companies, led by tech giants including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., are snapping up more clean energy than ever, even as shifting environmental policies from the U.S. to Europe threaten the economics of renewable energy. Forty-three businesses signed long-term agreements for a record 5.4 gigawatts of clean power including solar and […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Stockton and San Joaquin County

Hello, my name is Valeria Sanabia! I am the new Community Outreach Specialist in Stockton and San Joaquin County. I’ve joined the Center for Climate Protection, an organization that is helping address economic and community needs through the implementation of Community Choice Energy. In our work together, we will work to ensure that San Joaquin […]