Community Choice agencies offer broad suite of resilience initiatives in their communities

by CAL CCA As de-energization becomes the norm in California, CCAs are uniquely positioned to rapidly advance local energy resilience initiatives such as microgrids to keep critical facilities on line, and locally sited distributed energy resources (DER) like solar and energy storage to help prevent future wildfires and grid outages. CCAs are in fact already […]

Berkeley is banning natural gas appliances in new homes. Will other cities follow?

by Gabrielle Canon, Palm Springs Desert Sun First went the plastic straws. Then, single-use plastic grocery bags. In Berkeley, Calif., restaurants will soon be required to offer only compostable packaging for patrons, and Styrofoam has been banned in the city since 1988. Now, the eco-conscious enclave is becoming the first in the nation to take […]

How climate change is becoming a deadly part of white nationalism

by Brian Kahn, Gizmodo Last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, has re-opened the festering debates over gun control, immigration, and Trump’s penchant for racist hate speech. But the manifesto believed to have been authored by the suspected shooter also reveals another horrific idea edging its way toward the mainstream from the primordial sludge […]

Why we need a contraception revolution

by Jessica Colarossi, The Brink BU OB/GYN microbiologist Deborah Anderson argues that new birth control approaches are needed to combat overpopulation, climate change Deborah Anderson wants a contraception revolution. In an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Anderson lays out the reasons why she believes it’s time to reignite research for developing […]

Clean Power Alliance Executive Director Ted Bardacke talks with LA Times reporter Sammy Roth about the latest in Community Choice developments at The Climate Center's annual Business of Local Energy Symposium.

In an extraordinary day, the Center shared a vision for safe, reliable, resilient, and carbon-free power

In late June, 325 Community Choice operators and advocates, clean energy businesses, and elected officials from around the state converged on the Business of Local Energy Symposium hosted by The Climate Center (CCP) and our partners in Southern California to discuss best practices and what leadership in a dynamic environment of local clean energy means. […]

Higher and further education institutions across the globe declare climate emergency

by UN Environment Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students. The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 […]

Presidents Xi Jinping and Trump pose for a selfie

The world is spending the least on clean energy in six years

by Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg Worldwide investments in clean energy projects have hit a six-year low. Global spending totaled $117.6 billion in the first half of 2019, down 14% from a year earlier and the least since 2013, according to a report by BloombergNEF. Investments slowed in all three major markets — the U.S., Europe […]

The benefits of pursuing Community Choice Energy in Fresno

by David Castellon, The Business Journal In the Fresno area, more than 750 manufacturing businesses use the bulk of electricity directed here by Pacific Gas & Electric, but the cost of that energy is among the most expensive in California, said Mike Betts, president and CEO of the Betts Co., a south Fresno manufacturer of […]

Farmers are using Twitter to document the disastrous effects of climate change on crops

by Brenna Houck, Eater In case we need anymore evidence that the globe is disastrously warmed, a pattern of conditions is impacting the world’s agricultural systems and threatening food supplies in the U.S. and abroad. Because legislators will continue to deny the what’s literally happening before their eyes (*cough* Climate Change), U.S. farmers have now […]

Ethiopia PM launches 4 billion tree planting project, starting in Oromia

by Africa News Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the weekend kicked off what is meant to be a mission to plant four billion trees across the country – Africa’s second most populous nation. The initiative which is under the banner of the National Green Development program is set to started during the rainy season. […]