Tesla has ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, says Elon Musk

by Fred Lambert, Electrek Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year. After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about […]

This developer just won a fight to make California a massive coal exporter

by Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Mother Jones A federal judge ruled Tuesday to overturn a ban on coal shipping through Oakland, California—which could pave the way for the city’s port to become one of the largest coal-export facilities in the country. Judge Vince Chhabria determined Oakland’s coal-shipping ban, instituted in 2016, violates a contractual agreement between […]

Sonoma Clean Power offers innovative incentives for rebuilding after fires

by Sonoma Clean Power Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Bay Area Air Quality Management District have joined efforts to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient, sustainable homes. The program will be an enhancement to PG&E’s long-standing California Advanced Homes Program, and offers two incentive packages […]

SOLAR XL: Resisting Keystone XL by building clean energy in the pipeline’s path

by Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels per day of dirty tarsands from Canada through hundreds of American homes, farms and ranches. It would cross the delicate Sandhills in Nebraska and put the critical Ogallala Aquifer and sacred Indigenous sites like the Ponca Trail of Tears at risk. […]

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 […]