Personal stories to inspire climate policy

Do you have a personal story about climate impacts? Jane Bender, President of the Board for the Center for Climate Protection, along with a group of climate activists, has been meeting with California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s legislative aides to strategize how they can help the Senator in efforts to move good climate policy forward. The aides […]

El Paso Electric powers up state’s largest community solar grid

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica El Paso Electric has powered up the largest community solar grid in the state of Texas. As a kind of trolling of the outgoing pollution industry (unintentional trolling, we would presume), the community solar facility is located next to an existing natural gas generating facility. It’s a 21 acre solar farm, […]

A group representing $6.2 trillion of the US economy says they’re ‘still in’ the Paris climate agreement

by Madeleine Sheehan Perkins, Business Insider A coalition of US economic, education, and local government leaders announced on Monday they will continue to abide by the Paris agreement regardless of America’s withdrawal, forming the We Are Still In movement.  The coalition represents 120 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the US economy. In total, the group includes 125 […]

Center releases report on Community Choice and the economic impact of buying local renewable power

The Center for Climate Protection is pleased to present this report about potential local economic benefits from Community Choice Energy (CCE) in the San Joaquin Valley. It builds on our previous work in analyzing economic impacts of CCE in the City of San Jose in “Community Choice Energy: What is the Economic Impact? San Jose, […]

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 […]

Doctors’ group: climate change threatens public health across the nation

by Sabrina Shankman, Inside Climate News As a source of information people trust, doctors believe they can help people understand that climate change is impacting health across the country right now. Pediatrician Samantha Ahdoot may not use the words “climate change” when she’s talking to her patients and their parents in Alexandria, Va., but she’s […]

California’s big three utilities submit proposals to increase access to EV infrastructure

by Tom Ewing, chargedevs.com January 20 was an important day for transportation electrification in California. That was the deadline for the state’s three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to submit applications for major upgrades to electric transportation infrastructure. California’s Senate Bill 350 (2015) requires the IOUs to establish programs that will increase “access to the use […]

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The irreversible rise of the clean economy in 2017

by Nigel Topping, GreenBiz.com In this new monthly column, We Mean Business, a global coalition of non-profit organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses, shows how industries are accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The path to a low-carbon economy faces strong headwinds in the year ahead, due in part to […]

Climate Leadership Forum

October 12 and 13 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District focused on innovation at the Climate Forward Leadership Forum. It was an opportunity for Bay Area leaders to come together and have a robust and positive exchange about how to to reduce climate impacts and stimulate economic development and growth. It sparked climate conversation in […]

Military Leaders Urge Trump to See Climate as a Security Threat

By Erika Bolstad, ClimateWire on November 15, 2016 Dozens of military and defense experts advised the president-elect that global warming should transcend politics It may well end up in the paper shredder, but a bipartisan group of defense experts and former military leaders sent Donald Trump’s transition team a briefing book urging the president-elect to […]