U.S. Department of Energy touts producing renewables yourself

The below information is posted on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website. This message might hold appeal for conservatives who value energy independence and choice. Consumer vs. Prosumer: What’s the Difference? by Daron Christopher, US Department of Energy Learn more about the Grid Modernization Initiative Most of us have been consuming electricity from the grid the […]

China and India make big strides on climate change

by the Editorial Board, New York Times Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable energy sources — and reduced their reliance on […]

San Jose’s Community Choice vote is unanimous

Four years ago the Center for Climate Protection ranked San Jose as its top priority for establishing a Community Choice program due to its size and location at the center of innovation worldwide. Yesterday, the vision became a reality. “While leaders in Washington continue to languish in a petroleum-fueled past, cities like San Jose will […]

California Public Utility Commission says non-utility suppliers could serve 85% of load by mid-2020s

by Robert Walton, Utility Dive Dive Brief: A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission predicts the “unprecedented change” taking place on the state’s electric grid could leave traditional utilities supplying retail electric service to a scant few customers by middle of the next decade. Rooftop solar, community choice […]

The Business of Local Energy Symposium – A Smashing Success

Last Friday, May 5, about 400 people including elected officials and energy professionals gathered in Long Beach for the Center for Climate Protection’s third annual Business of Local Energy symposium. Deputy Director Barry Vesser was the symposium’s architect. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 […]

Oil platforms as part of large-scale North Sea renewable energy generation

by Rogier van Rooij, Cleantechnica The more than 1400 oil and gas platforms currently located in the North Sea might eventually be used to fight the problem they helped to create: unsustainable energy generation. By revamping these installation, they could become part of the energy revolution as hydrogen production and storage facilities. Multiple organization, including […]

Center for Climate Protection partners with MCE and others for building efficiency optimization project

California Energy Commission “Local Government Challenge Grant” project receives highest score in its category On April 11th the Center received news that it had been awarded, along with its Project partners, $1.7M in funding for a project that will help the state achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals and that aims to develop a replicable model […]

Symposium in Long Beach will advance Community Choice Energy for people and climate

by Barry Vesser, Center for Climate Protection The Center for Climate Protection along with our partners at the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition offer our third Business of Clean Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017.   The Symposium will once again convene government, business, and community leaders to […]

Appalachian Power President Chris Beam speaking with Gazette-Mail editors

Appalachian Power president says company is looking toward renewables

by Ken Ward Jr. , Charleston Gazette-Mail When Chris Beam, the new president of Appalachian Power, talks about economic development, he brings a message that may not be very popular among the coal-focused political leadership in West Virginia. Giant businesses Appalachian would like to lure to the state as its future power customers — the […]

The surprising list of states leading U.S. on renewable energy

by Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News Which states are driving the nation’s clean energy boom? A new analysis, which ranks states in a dozen different ways, offers some intriguing results. Depending on what’s measured, many different states can claim laurels, according to the report published Thursday by the science advocacy group Union of Concerned Scientists. And […]