Entries by Ann Hancock

New greenhouse gas report highlights successes, challenges, and opportunities for California

The Climate Center just released the new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report for Sonoma County for 2016. The good news is that emissions from electricity have gone down since the inception of Sonoma Clean Power, the region’s Community Choice Energy program. The reduction of emissions in electricity was so significant that Sonoma County’s overall GHG […]

Team changes at The Climate Center

Welcome! Jock Gilchrist was recently hired to be the Assistant to the Executive Director, a new position. His background is in health care. As an intern with us since the beginning of the year, he’s been part of the R & D team working on the Center’s new initiative. Jock’s blog related to this is […]

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

The Climate Center 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, California Case […]

The Business of Local Energy Symposium – A Smashing Success

Last Friday, May 5, about 400 people including elected officials and energy professionals gathered in Long Beach for The Climate Center’s third annual Business of Local Energy symposium. Deputy Director Barry Vesser was the symposium’s architect. Co-organizers were the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainability and Energy Coalition. Attendees heard 56 speakers and […]

Development Director Kristin Berger Joining the Leakey Foundation

Kudos to Kristin who, after three years as The Climate Center’s Development Director, will join the Leakey Foundation, based in the Presidio. Kristin lists the following lessons she learned while at The Climate Center: Through conversations, we gain fellowship, knowledge, and communication skills to come off the sidelines and help lead the climate movement. Conversations […]

New climate initiative: Join us on Earth Day!

The Climate Center is conducting R & D for a new initiative for learning, building fellowship, and focusing action on effective climate solutions. We seek 12 people willing to give candid feedback to participate in an exciting focus group. If you would like to participate, please send an email that includes the following information: Your name […]

Thank you, supporters!

We are so very grateful to you who support our work in myriad ways! We ended the year on a high note, meeting our fundraising goals and heading into the New Year in eager anticipation of spreading our solutions far and wide for maximum impact. We look forward to bringing you climate news in 2017 […]