Meet Bronwyn Simmons – our new intern

My name is Bronwyn Simmons, and I go to school at Bard College, where I’m studying international affairs. I’m interested in all kinds of activism, as well as investigative journalism. On campus, I’m involved in many activist groups, including the Sunrise Movement. Our Sunrise Movement chapter is involved in pushing local politicians to back radical […]

Burning thighs are better than a burning planet

My thighs are burning but better that than a burning planet! Having never done any more biking than commuting to work or buying groceries, I stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up for the Climate Ride California – riding 250 miles over 5 days from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo to raise […]

Review of Designing Climate Solutions

by Buddy Burch, Center for Climate Protection Hal Harvey’s 2018 work entitled Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy, provides the reader with a primer in constructing effective policies to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise. Harvey is deeply ingrained in the climate movement. A graduate of Stanford University with both bachelor’s and master’s […]

Cyclone Idai: Estimated 900,000 children orphaned, separated or impacted in Mozambique

by Cara Anna, Global News Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone’s aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly as she recounted the panic of opening her […]

Living with integrity: Fly? Offset? Avoid flying?

Woody’s recent blog on flying drew more views than any other piece of ours in years. This suggests that those who care about the climate but have places to go are wondering what to do. Internally at the Center for Climate Protection, we talk frequently about flying and how to treat it with integrity. You […]

Governor Gavin’s chance to become a climate dividends hero

by Mike Sandler, co-founder of the Center for Climate Protection With Federal climate action stalled for years, climate activists have looked to California to lead the way.  And California has in many ways, including by adopting the most ambitious multi-sector GHG cap in the country and an economywide carbon price, the first and still only […]

Here’s how local governments are replacing California’s biggest utilities

The Center for Climate Protection is cited in the article below. We continue to advocate for Community Choice Energy as a preferred model for many communities because Community Choice agencies’ objectives are aligned with local government climate goals and these agencies do not have any obligation to maximize profits for private shareholders.  by Sammy Roth, […]

The Center will offer another inspiring gathering based on October’s success

On October 11th we celebrated with about 100 of the Center’s supporting partners at the Charles Schulz Museum. After refreshments, mingling, and a welcome from Jeannie Schulz,  Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains gave an inspiring talk about the movement that abolished slavery in the British Empire. Abolishing slavery seemed impossible at the time, […]

Stone Edge Farm’s microgrid and the future of energy

by Ann Hancock, Executive Director, Center for Climate Protection On August 3, 2018, Stone Edge Farm unplugged from the grid, a celebratory moment for the team that made it possible. For supporters like us, the moment offers a glimpse into the future of energy. To unplug, Stone Edge Farm got no permission or help from […]

Buddy Burch talks of personal experience with electric vehicle

by Buddy Burch, CCP A few weeks ago, I finally took the plunge and purchased my first electric vehicle (EV). I had begun to seriously consider the switch at the end of 2017 when I moved back to Santa Rosa and started working at the Center for Climate Protection. My first assignment was to produce […]