Entries by Stacey Meinzen

In major push for rapid decarbonization in California, The Climate Center hires new CEO

Ellie Cohen, former Point Blue CEO, will lead the Center’s collaborative efforts to address the climate emergency in California and beyond The rapid decarbonization campaign, focusing on sustainable mobility to healthy lands, expands upon the Center’s key role in growing Community Choice Energy, which now offers clean, non-fossil fuel electricity to 10 million people—one quarter […]

A centralized, top-down power grid is outdated. Time for a bottom-up redesign.

The below article outlines many of the challenges and opportunities of transforming the current power grid to one that works for the mass deployment of renewables. The Climate Center’s Solar Sonoma County is working on this issue through our “Solar Plus” vision – a combination of solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and all-electric homes and […]

California lawmaker introduces revised bill to gradually ban gas cars

The Climate Center is part of a coalition of California’s major climate and energy organizations advocating for legislation to transition away from fossil-fuel-powered vehicles. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Ting, in conjunction with the coalition, is taking a new approach with his proposed bill to transforming California’s vehicle fleet, including planning for the infrastructure to support […]

Dark money, secrecy, conflicts of interest, and luxury travel

Republican leaders continue to stay busy advocating against public health and environmental protections, as well as personally enriching themselves. Highlights of the last two weeks: GOP pushes 80 anti-environment riders, dark money rule changes in spending bill EPA Chief’s clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences Jeff sessions has a huge conflict […]

Climate Action Training

Do you want to do something about climate change, and want to know where to start? The Climate Center has an opportunity for you. This fall we are offering training for climate action designed for you to: Build your knowledge, hope, and resolve Connect with like-minded folks, take action, and have an impact Ensure you […]