Bears Ears officially opens to oil and gas

by J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online As of 9 a.m. on Friday, the protections for what was once Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments ceased to exist, and all the surrounding public lands opened to resource extraction. Sixty days ago, President Trump signed an order in Salt Lake City to reduce the size of […]

New York rejects a natural gas pipeline, and federal regulators say that’s OK

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News In a setback for the fossil fuel industry, federal energy regulators rejected a petition from the Constitution Pipeline Company to overturn New York State’s denial of a water permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline. Without the permit, the pipeline can’t be built. In a decision on Jan. 11, the Federal […]

Environmental justice grabs a megaphone in the climate movement

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News Thenjiwe McHarris of the Movement for Black Lives leaned into the microphone and, with a finger pointed firmly at her audience, delivered a powerful message to the 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the People’s Climate March. “There is no climate justice without racial justice,” McHarris boomed as the […]

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 […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Fresno

Hello! I am LaTisha Harris, the new Community Outreach Specialist that has joined the Center for Climate Protection team. I will be working in the Central Valley primarily focused on Fresno and surrounding areas. I have over ten years of grassroots and labor organizing experience, lobbying and executing campaigns on various issues throughout the state of […]

2017’s onslaught of disasters stretched FEMA to its limits

by Rick Jervis, USA TODAY George Haddow hasn’t worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in nearly two decades. So he was surprised to receive an email in September asking him to return to work on a 30-day assignment in one of the country’s multiple disaster zones. That marked the first time Haddow, now a […]

Say goodbye to Southern California Edison? Coachella Valley eyes new electricity providers

by Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun Riverside County residents may soon be able to buy electricity from a government-run energy program, at lower rates than those offered by Southern California Edison — depending on what state regulators decide next summer. The county’s board of supervisors voted Tuesday to submit a plan to state officials to […]

US corporations & institutions strengthening renewable energy commitment in wake of us withdrawal from Paris accords

by Joshua S. Hill, Clean Technica Despite US President Donald Trump pulling his country out of the Paris Climate Agreement, US corporations and institutions are maintaining, and in many cases strengthening, their interest in renewables. These are the key findings from a new report published this week by research company Smart Energy Decisions, which surveyed […]

Presenting “State of solar energy in Sonoma County: Paths to accelerate adoption” a new Center white paper

“A confluence of technological and policy forces is dramatically transforming the way energy is generated, managed, delivered, and used.” So begins one of the recent studies commissioned by Sonoma Clean Power and produced by the Center for Climate Protection “State of Solar Energy in Sonoma County: Paths to Accelerate Adoption.” The study, lead-authored by energy […]

A Community Choice agency in the Central Valley could help accelerate deployments like this one in Kings County, which currently generates power that is purchased by Community Choice agencies outside of the Valley.

Center receives grants for $160,000 to accelerate Community Choice Energy in California