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Save My Solar Job

On November 10, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its latest proposed decision for how residential rooftop solar customers, schools, churches, farms, and businesses will be compensated for the electricity they deliver back to the grid. Unfortunately, pressure from corporate utilities resulted in a proposal that would slash the rate paid to these … Read more

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California’s new five-year climate plan relies on fantasy levels of engineered carbon removal — The Climate Center response

It's Time to Cut Carbon

SAN FRANCISCO — Moments ago, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements. These include a commitment to avoid the buildout … Read more

Building a Resilient and Equitable Grid for the Future

This is the second webinar in the Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions series. This webinar will lay out a vision for the future of California’s electricity system and highlight the people and organizations working to create it. We’ll explore the role of local governments, Community Choice Agencies (CCAs), and others in helping to … Read more

Why The Climate Center supports Prop 30

Electric School bus by Laura Gilchrist

Prop 30 on the November 8 ballot is the only statewide climate measure on the ballot, and it’s a good one. We urge a “yes” vote. The Climate Center supports Prop 30 because it is a genuine climate initiative that benefits all Californians and will help the state accelerate progress toward a climate-safe future. We … Read more

A new website for The Climate Center, built with you in mind

To change everything, it takes everyone

‘To change everything, it takes everyone.’ I remember hearing and seeing this phrase everywhere during the first half of my career in climate advocacy, starting with the People’s Climate March in 2014.  Nearly a decade later, it’s still true. Big, systemic changes require people power. But for all we know about what needs to be … Read more

Webinar: CCAs and Energy Resilience – Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Airport Microgrid

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD by leg.mt.gov

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s (RCEA’s) Airport Microgrid project will provide clean electricity and resilience in emergencies for critical rescue and transportation services in Humboldt County. In collaboration with the grid owner, the project will demonstrate the economic viability and a replicable business case for CCAs deploying microgrids in California. This is the final webinar … Read more

Webinar: An Electricity System Structure for the 21st Century

In this webinar, Lorenzo Kristov will describe a vision for the decentralized, democratized, and decarbonized electricity system that replaces the rigid and obsolete 100-year+ fossil and nuclear-based, regulated monopoly, central station model. Lorenzo spent 19 years as Principal, Market and Infrastructure Policy at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), where he was a lead designer of the … Read more

Webinar: Yes, We Will! Climate-Safe California Rapid Decarbonization Campaign

Golden Gate by Benjamin W.

The consequences of abrupt, human-caused climate change are hitting harder and faster than expected, posing grave and immediate threats to human health and well-being. Children, the elderly, and people living in low-income communities are disproportionately affected. California must accelerate timelines and enact bold climate policy now to ensure a vibrant, healthy, and equitable future. Ellie … Read more

Webinar: Climate-Safe California

The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California is a powerful solution to the climate crisis. Climate experts have called this a unique, bold, urgently needed, and comprehensive campaign that will catalyze similar efforts in other states, the nation, and the world. The Climate Center is working with dozens of partners to seize this moment and enact by 2025 the … Read more