New Community Outreach Specialist, Stockton and San Joaquin County

Hello, my name is Valeria Sanabia! I am the new Community Outreach Specialist in Stockton and San Joaquin County. I’ve joined the Center for Climate Protection, an organization that is helping address economic and community needs through the implementation of Community Choice Energy. In our work together, we will work to ensure that San Joaquin […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Fresno

Hello! I am LaTisha Harris, the new Community Outreach Specialist that has joined the Center for Climate Protection team. I will be working in the Central Valley primarily focused on Fresno and surrounding areas. I have over ten years of grassroots and labor organizing experience, lobbying and executing campaigns on various issues throughout the state of […]

Webinar: The 2018 Legislative Session, a Community Choice Energy View

Please join us for our next webinar: The California Legislative Outlook 2018: A Community Choice Energy View on Jan 24, 2018, Noon to 1pm. REGISTER HERE This webinar will focus on challenges and opportunities emerging as we approach the 2018 legislative session in Sacramento. We are expecting a dynamic legislative session with many bills having […]

Activists put solar directly in the path of Keystone XL pipeline

by Solar XL is a wave of renewable energy resistance that’s building solar arrays directly in the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline – putting clean energy solutions in the path of the problem. The project was launched by Bold Nebraska,, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, and Oil Change International. This 8-minute film […]

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

by John Flesher and Angeliki Kastanis, AP News MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving […]

The unprecedented investigation of Rex Tillerson and Exxon

by William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair While assembling his Cabinet, last winter, Donald Trump did little to debunk the notion that he was putting together his administration in much the same way that a reality-television producer would go about casting characters for a show. Trump delighted in colorful nicknames, like General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, […]

PG&E wants ratepayers to pay California wildfire costs

by Paul Rogers, Mercury News Fearing billions of dollars in future liability, PG&E has been aggressively urging state regulators to make it easier for the company to charge ratepayers — rather than its shareholders — when its power lines and other electrical equipment cause wildfires. Top PG&E executives met as recently as last week to […]

Americans are afraid of climate change: America’s Top Fears 2017

by Chapman University  The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 4 (2017) provides an in-depth examination into the fears of average Americans. In May of 2017, a random sample of 1,207 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging […]

Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants to secure grid resiliency by subsidizing coal & nuclear

by Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has turned to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an effort to revitalize the country’s coal and nuclear industries by essentially subsidizing their sectors based on a misguided belief that their technologies are the only way to bring stability to the country’s electricity grid. […]

Renewable energy out in the cold

by Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg The prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market — except for renewable energy. Tax reform “will make renewables more expensive,” Keith Martin, a partner at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, said in an interview Tuesday at Infocast’s Solar Connect […]