Campaign Organizes Tour of the Geysers

Thanks to our partners at Calpine, last week the Campaign loaded up a bus with local elected officials, business sponsors and colleagues and took the windy road up to the Geysers. The Geysers is the world’s single largest geothermal resource for electrical generation and supplies 25% of California’s renewable energy. Calpine Corporation owns and operates […]

Wind Power: China Leads – Can the U.S Keep Up?

China leapfrogs U.S. wind power industry – LA Times January 24, 2011 by Tiffany Hsu “Chinese turbines are now harnessing more wind power than machines installed in the U.S., according to a trade group Monday.” For complete article >

Is Coal a “Dead Man Walking?”

Washington Post ran an article recently, “Coal’s burnout: Have investors moved on to cleaner energy sources?” by Steven Mufsons: “The headline news for the coal industry in 2010 was what didn’t happen: Construction did not begin on a single new coal-fired power plant in the United States for the second straight year…This in a nation […]

Senate Hearing Exposes Obstruction to Community Power

On November 9th, Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) held a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Renewable Energy in San Rafael. The purpose of the hearing was to gather testimony on the status and obstacles of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCA allows communities to procure greener electricity than is offered by private utilities such […]

Geothermal Presentation, 8/31

Community Gathering: Geothermal Presentation, 8/31 You are invited to the next community gathering, Tuesday, August 31, 5:30 to 7:30, Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, for a presentation about geothermal energy in Sonoma County. Bruce Carlsen, Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, Calpine, will speak about the importance of geothermal energy in the switch from fossil fuels […]

Community Gathering: Geothermal Power in Sonoma’s Green Energy Future, Aug. 31

You are invited to the next community gathering, Tuesday, August 31, 5:30 to 7:30, Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, for a presentation about geothermal energy in Sonoma County. Bruce Carlsen, Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, Calpine, will speak about the importance of geothermal energy in the switch from fossil fuels to renewables. This is a […]

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 […]