Entries by Woody Hastings

California Public Utilities Commission: Community Choice Energy has arrived

California electricity regulators are taking notice of Community Choice Energy. Perhaps they are concerned about the rapid growth of Community Choice Energy and want to gain control. Or perhaps they are excited about the way Community Choice has been stimulating clean power innovation and want to help it along. Whatever the motivations, on February 1st, 2017 […]

Legislative Session Results 2015/16

Overview During the 2015/16 two-year California legislative session, which came to a close on August 31st, The Climate Center engaged on several important bills with climate and energy implications. Below is a run-down of some of them, and how they fared in the legislature. Note that at the time of this update, several of the […]

What’s up with Yosemite’s Trees?

Many of us have our special place in nature that we turn to find peace, to remind ourselves of the profound beauty of our planet, or to connect ourselves to something larger – to a spiritual or emotional depth that we don’t find in our day-to-day lives. For me as a child it was a […]

NEW: Community Choice Energy Resource for California

The Climate Center is proud to announce the launch of a new statewide Community Choice Energy online resource. Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is an online hub of information, resources, and conversation for communities interested in Community Choice Energy – whether they’re exploring the option, conducting a technical study, already serving customers, or citizens interested in […]

The Center welcomes Ross to the team

The Climate Center is proud to welcome Ross Markey to the team as a student intern. He will be spending a year working with us on projects related to expanding renewable energy and Community Choice Energy in California. Ross is a Sonoma County native and is currently pursuing a B.A. from Sonoma State University in […]