Exit fee: Hot topic at 3rd annual Community Choice Association meeting

Read on to see how you can help Last week I attended the 3rd annual meeting of the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA). With nineteen operational agencies now serving California, well over 200 people were in attendance. There were two major themes this year: The first was the rapid acceleration of Community Choice Energy in […]

California Climate Activities Sep 8 to Sep 14

by Bruce Naegel Governor Brown carries on a tradition to work at the sub-national level on climate change when work at the national level breaks down. The latest chapter in the sub-national story is the Global Climate Action Summit. This is in San Francisco on September 12-14. (1). While the main events are reserved for the […]

DNC reverses position – will take money from fossil fuel interests

by Jessica Corbett, Common Dream Just two months after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was celebrated by environmentalists for banning donations from fossil fuel companies, it voted 30-2 on Friday to adopt a resolution from Chair Tom Perez that critics said effectively reverses the ban and represents “an absolute failure by the DNC.” As climate […]

Power worth less than zero spreads as green energy floods the grid

by Jesper Starn, Bloomberg Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places — the amount of electricity being generated […]

One of the world’s biggest insurers is ditching coal

by Brian Kahn, Earther Earlier this week, one of the biggest re-insurance companies in the world started implementing a policy reflecting the growing risk around new coal projects. Swiss Re announced on Monday it would no longer insure companies that get 30 percent of their revenue or generate 30 percent of their power from coal […]

Jodi Seward joins the Center as Ann Hancock’s Executive Assistant

I’m Jodi Seward, and I come to the fight against climate change from a very personal place. Where petroleum products are concerned…especially exhaust emissions, I am a canary in a coal mine. I moved to Santa Rosa in 1989 because my home in Redwood City sat between the 101 and 280 freeways and my struggle […]

Six of the G7 commit to climate action. Trump wouldn’t even join conversation

by Staff, InsideClimate News President Donald Trump’s disdain for action on climate change, along with his trade demands and behavior, left the United States estranged from its closest allies following the weekend summit of the Group of Seven major industrial democracies. Trump skipped the G7’s formal discussions on the global warming crisis. And in the […]

Sono Sion solar electric car promises 18 miles of range from solar panels

by Eric C. Evarts, Green Car Report Solar cells have gotten cheap enough to make solar cars practical. At least that’s the business model of one electric-car startup in Europe. Sono Motors plans to build a $25,000 electric car covered in solar cells that can provide up to 18 miles of range a day. The […]

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Contract for 1,200MW of Offshore Wind

Massive new projects put New England states on the forefront of the U.S. offshore wind market. May 23, 2018 By Jeff St. John and Julia Pyper Massachusetts and Rhode Island, two states on the forefront of the nascent U.S. offshore wind market, have awarded a combined 1,200 megawatts of contracts to build out what could […]

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming

by Jeremy Berke, Business Insider The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it’s now cheaper than coal, based on a new analysis. A recent report from Lazard shows how the costs of producing electricity from various sources are changing. Energy from utility-scale solar plants — plants that produce electricity that feeds into the […]