Hans-Josef Fell Talk

Inspiring presentation by German renewables expert; slides available Hans-Josef Fell, member of the German Parliament and internationally-recognized renewables expert, presented at our community gathering earlier this month to a standing-room-only crowd. His slides and background papers are now on our website.

No on 23

Prop 23: Corporations are at it again Two Texas oil companies are spending millions on Prop. 23, an initiative that will kill California clean energy and air pollution control standards. Prop. 23 will suspend AB 32 California’s historic Global Warming Solutions Act before it gets implemented. Polluters will avoid our state’s clean energy standards, emerging […]

SCEIP is Back

Back from the brink: Sonoma County Energy Independence Program The  Sonoma County Board of Supervisors decided to keep the SCEIP program open for business, despite pressure from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Taking bold action to ensure the survival of its local innovative energy efficiency program, the County of Sonoma filed suit in federal […]

Campaign Helps Bring $2.6 Million for Energy Efficiency

A new building retrofit program, called Energy Upgrade California (EUC), is coming soon. Administered by the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA), this program will help property owners achieve energy-saving building improvements and help this community reach its greenhouse gas reduction goal. The Climate Protection Campaign worked with the RCPA to obtain this $2.6 […]

Four New Businesses for Clean Energy

Four New Businesses for Clean Energy Welcome to the businesses that joined the Campaign’s Business for Clean Energy Program this month: Traditional Medicinals, Real Estate Agent Cory Maguire (Frank Howard Allen Realtors), Community Market and Straus Family Creamery. Spotlight on Traditional Medicinals, producers of organic herbal teas, from CEO Blair Kellison: “Here at Traditional Medicinals, […]

Obama on Clean Energy

BP Disaster has Obama Talking About Clean Energy “For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels.  And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires.  Time and again, the path forward has been blocked – not only […]

Community sets ambitious GHG emissions reduction target

Community sets ambitious GHG emissions reduction target Community representatives recommend that Sonoma County reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2015 An original “White Paper” on local actions to address climate change is available. For the condensed version (21 page pdf 300K).. For the full version with hyperlinks to all references (via wayback). […]

State Panel Recommends Dividends to Help Consumers

State Panel Recommends Dividends to Help Consumers A key committee working on implementing California’s Global Warming Solution’s Act, AB32, issued a report last week that recommends “Cap & Dividend,” a policy to return revenues from the auction of permits to consumers as dividends. Billions of dollars are at stake as rules are created for a […]

Climate Protection Campaign Aids Sonoma Municipalities with Energy Efficiency

Climate Protection Campaign Aids Sonoma Municipalities with Energy Efficiency Sonoma’s quest to become more energy efficient just got a boost. The county will be one of six California communities participating in a new, year long initiative. Navigant Consulting, Inc., (NCI) head of the initiative, chose Sonoma County for the pilot program largely because of the […]