| Press Release

Deceptive, billionaire-funded campaign kills California’s Prop 30

Electric Vehicles Charging at a Station

SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2022 — Prop 30, the only statewide climate measure on the California ballot this year, failed to pass. As of this morning, the margin is 59-41 with nearly half the votes counted. A misleading opposition campaign funded largely by billionaires distracted from the true intent of Prop 30: to make clean … 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

Webinar: Accelerating Electric Transportation with Community Choice Energy

Community Choice agencies (CCAs) have been engaged in advancing electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure since 2015. Today, with 19 operational CCAs in California, a wide range of CCA EV programs are in the works. The California Energy Commission, under its California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) program, has recently awarded CCAs substantial grants … Read more

Webinar: Clean, accessible transportation– we all depend on it!

Terea Macomber, Electric Vehicle Director, Grid Alternatives, and Woody Hastings, Energy Program Manager, The Climate Center discussed the challenges and opportunities in securing equitable, clean, and climate-safe transportation policies and infrastructure, with moderator, CEO Ellie Cohen. With transportation the single largest measured source of greenhouse gases in California, a rapid transition to greenhouse gas-free, equitable mobility is a key … Read more

Webinar: Batteries on Wheels

The energy storage industry is booming. Mobile batteries, including electric cars and buses, are an important part of the strategy to ensure the safety and reliability of a carbon-free electric grid. California’s century-old system is failing with public safety power shutoffs and rolling blackouts, and vulnerable to increasing climate extremes. However, automakers and charging infrastructure … Read more

Webinar: Clean Mobility – Driving to 2030 with Speed and Equity

This webinar focused on multiple aspects of transportation and mobility, with a focus on achieving equity in the transportation sector. It included experts on electric vehicles, heavy equipment and freight, and the policies that will transform the transportation sector. Emissions from the transportation sector account for just over half of all greenhouse gas emissions in … Read more

Webinar: Investing in Sustainable Mobility

This webinar is the third in The Climate Center’s Investing in Climate Action for Jobs, Health, and Equity webinar series. California’s transportation system is fossil-fueled and automobile-dependent. What sorts of investments are needed to create a 21st-century transportation system that can provide equitable access to work and play, while drastically reducing climate pollution from cars, trucks, … Read more

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Governor Newsom reveals $32 billion climate investment package — The Climate Center response

SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Newsom released his May budget revision — the “California Blueprint” — which outlines his administration’s plans for spending California’s $49 billion discretionary surplus. The plan includes $32 billion for climate initiatives over five years, including $16 billion to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, $8 billion for clean energy, $970 million … Read more

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Join The Climate Center for the 2022 California Green Fondo Climate Ride

Emily cycling in community

Only a few spaces remain on the California Green Fondo Climate Ride, a charitable event, which will take place May 13-15, 2022 in the beautiful wooded hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. This Green Fondo is a take on the Gran Fondo-style rides with a sustainability focus, and The Climate Center is a beneficiary! … Read more

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New analysis: Bay Area’s greenhouse gas emissions not shrinking fast enough

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

SANTA ROSA, California, November 8, 2021 — As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, a new report by The Climate Center finds that the Bay Area’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are not decreasing fast enough. Emissions dropped 3.6 percent between 2014 and 2019 across the Bay Area, well short of the pace Bay Area counties would … Read more