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Working for rapid greenhouse gas reductions at scale, starting in California

Climate Justice is Racial Justice

The Climate Center stands in solidarity with communities of color and with the protesters in the streets. We join them in demanding an end to institutional racism, police violence, white supremacy, and the environmental injustices that many Black, Brown, Asian and Indigenous communities experience daily.

Shared responsibility and equitable, inclusive solutions are fundamental values we at The Climate Center strive to embody in our efforts to realize speed and scale greenhouse gas reductions.

Our urgent climate policy goals will only be achieved if we also close the climate gap and ensure that communities of color are no longer disproportionately harmed. There cannot be climate justice without racial justice. Read more here.

Seattle Black Lives Matter protest by Kelly Kline

Photo: Seattle Black Lives Matter protest by Kelly Kline

Endorse Climate-Safe California

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we ignore the science at our own peril and early action saves lives. Fortunately, California is demonstrating how leadership and working across political boundaries can make a difference– on the coronavirus as well as climate change. The latest science demands bold and swift climate solutions to avoid runaway climate chaos.

We must accelerate existing state policy timelines now to achieve the required emissions reductions, carbon-sequestering ecosystems, and resilient communities. Our goal is that California reaches net-negative emissions (sequestration more than emissions) by 2030 while closing the low-income climate gap and securing a positive transition for fossil fuel workers. Endorse and support our Climate-Safe California campaign today for accelerated climate action that will also catalyze efforts globally. Together we will secure a vibrant, healthy and climate-safe future for all. Learn more>>

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Support Utility Reform and Community Energy Resilience

The Climate Center is working with partners to help secure our communities in the face of fire and pandemic by opening up markets to clean energy, reducing pollution that makes people more susceptible to diseases like COVID-19 and creating clean energy “islands” that allow community energy resilience during planned and unplanned outages.

Organizations sign on here to support utility reform and clean community energy resilience. Individuals, please reach out to your state elected officials here. And please join our 2020 summer webinar series culminating in an online summit August 5th here.

OUR IMPACT

11,000,000

Population with access to Community Choice Energy in California

$90 million

Estimated on-bill savings as of 2018 due to Community Choice Energy

88%

Percentage of fossil-fuel free power in Community Choice Energy portfolios.

28,000+

Students reached through our youth climate leadership training program

OUR WORK

ACT NOW: UTILITY REFORM AND ENERGY RESILIENCE LEGISLATION

The Climate Center, in collaboration with Advanced Community Energy (ACE) initiative partners, recently advanced two bills in the California legislature: SB 1314 & SB 1240  Learn more>>

CLEAN COMMUNITY ENERGY RESILIENCE

In the face of California’s widespread power shutoffs and the rise of dirty fossil-fuel-powered back-up generators, The Climate Center has launched a new initiative to build resilience.
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COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY

Learn what we are doing to spread affordable locally-controlled clean power options and innovative energy programs in the Central Valley and throughout California.
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CLEAN POWER EXCHANGE

The Clean Power Exchange is your source for news, views, updates, resources, and tools on Community Choice Energy and California’s shift to clean energy.
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ECO2SCHOOL PROGRAM

Find out how we are training today’s youth to be tomorrow’s climate leaders while reducing carbon emissions from transportation and improving quality of life.
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CARBON SEQUESTRATION

UN scientists have reported that soil carbon sequestration is among the cheapest methods with the greatest potential for removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Learn more>>

CLEAN MOBILITY

Sustainable mobility includes electric vehicles, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure (scooters too), public transportation, and more. Learn more>>

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