Sonoma Co.’s Solmetric drives innovation for Vivint Solar


by Barry Vesser, Center for Climate Protection To say that the solar industry has been going through major changes the last few years would be an understatement. It has experienced phenomenal growth, as well as bankruptcies, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. High-profile bankruptcies like SunEdison and Sungevity have some people nervous about the industry’s future. These just … Read more

Symposium in Long Beach will advance Community Choice Energy for people and climate

by Barry Vesser, The Climate Center The Climate Center along with our partners at the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition offer our third Business of Clean Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017.   The Symposium will once again convene government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift … Read more

We help drive the clean energy economy forward

The Climate Center (CCP) developed the Business for Clean Energy (BCE) program six years ago because we believe that business drives innovation and can play a crucial role in helping to address the climate crisis. The BCE program provides a network and resources to support our members in incorporating sustainability into their businesses and keeping … Read more

Clean Coal: More of a Money Pit than an Energy Source

“Piles of Dirty Secrets behind a Model ‘Clean Coal’ Project”  |  by Ian Urbina, New York Times This is a great exposé by the New York Times on how a clean coal project in Mississippi has cost investors, rate payers, and taxpayers $6.4 billion. And it is still not even close to being operational. Remember … Read more

Two financial institutions find ways to be sustainable and successful

(Published July 11, 2016 in the North Bay Business Journal) Any financial institution that claims to protect its clients’ or members’ hard-earned investments needs to emulate the innovative sustainability programs of  Redwood Credit Union and Beneficial State Bank.The connection may not seem obvious but the reason is as simple as cause and effect.  Climate change … Read more