Hurricane Harvey shows how we underestimate flooding risks in coastal cities, scientists say

by Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, an event deemed “unprecedented” by the National Weather Service, catastrophic floodwater has swept the Houston metropolitan area. The flooding can be attributed to a combination of long-lasting rains, which pumped extra water into the coastal waterways, and storm surge, which prevented the excess water […]

Can we cool the earth through geoengineering?

This is a long article, but a good read. It is the best paper I have read on using geoengineering to address climate change. It takes a comprehensive look at all the possibilities and gives an analysis of how likely they are to produce results and the challenges associated with them. Without giving away too […]

Community Choice Energy: A California transformation in one decade

by Ann Hancock, Center for Climate Protection In October 2014, at our first Business of Local Energy Symposium, only two operational Community Choice programs existed in California: Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. A mere sixteen months later, Community Choice is taking off across the state. We reported this story in our February 24, […]

2016 Business of Local Energy Symposium | March 4, 2016

Creating the Clean Energy Economy: Optimizing Community Choice The Center for Climate Protection is organizing its second all-day Business of Local Energy Symposium to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy, driven by local government and business. The Symposium provides a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy […]

Walk and Roll to School Day | Oct. 7, 2015

October 7 is International Walk and Roll to School Day. Join millions of kids across the globe who are choosing to forgo their carbon-powered ride for a cleaner, healthier commute. If you’re in Sonoma County, you can register here to participate. Keep in mind that the entire month of October is International Walk to School Month, so […]

Combating Climate Change: Clean Energy, Green Building & Energy Efficiency — Nov 13

Speaker: Cyane Dandridge, Strategic Energy Innovations Wednesday, 11/13/13 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Marin Science Seminar 320 Nova Albion Way Terra Linda High School Rm 207 San Rafael, CA 94903 Email: Phone: (415) 479-4106 Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), a nonprofit organization established in 1997, helps empower schools and universities, small businesses, local governments, affordable housing agencies, and […]

Lifecycle Impacts of Renewable Energy — Nov 4

Stanford University Energy Seminar Through systematic reviews and original research, this presentation will review evidence of environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation technologies compared, where possible, to their conventional incumbents. Evidence for greenhouse gas emissions, water and land use will be reviewed mostly from the perspective of life cycle assessment. Areas of uncertainty will be […]

Leadership in Sustainability Awards — Nov 2

The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy is pleased to announce the 2013 Leadership in Sustainability Award winners. The recipients are Cathryn Couch, executive director of the Ceres Community Project, Paul Kaiser, owner of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, William P. Gallaher, board chair of First Community Bank, and Alvarado Street Bakery. Recipients will be honored at the […]

Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference — Oct 17

Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference 2013 The 4th Annual Conference of the Local Clean Energy Alliance Thursday, October 17, 2013 California Endowment Conference Center 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland CA See map and directions (Also by live video stream) Check out the CONFERENCE PROGRAM. Thanks to our Conference Sponsors! The Local Clean Energy Alliance is […]

Verge Conference — Oct 14-17

VERGE San Francisco brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to explore the opportunities for radical efficiencies created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation. Speakers   Mark Aggar  Senior Director, Environmental Technology Strategy, MicrosoftMark Aggar is focused on reducing the environmental impact of information technology (Greener IT) and championing ways in which it […]