Appropriate Applications for Green Hydrogen

Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall

The United States is investing $7 billion in hydrogen hubs. Our experts discussed whether governments should be subsidizing hydrogen and what the appropriate uses of hydrogen are from an efficiency and cost perspective. They also discussed which types of hydrogen projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions and which ones may actually increase them. Resources California Hydrogen … Read more

Managing the Transition Away From Fossil Fuels. What Is Required?

The Climate Registry Pavilion, Expo City, Dubai

California and a few other climate-leading states and countries have made initial progress reducing demand for oil — for example through deploying electric vehicles — but have done very little on the supply side. The International Energy Agency tells us that staying below 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming is incompatible with any new oil and … Read more

California climate legislative debrief for 2023 and a look forward to 2024

La Kretz Innovation Campus (LACI), 525 S Hewitt St Suite 150, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Civic and business leaders and actvists gathered at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to learn how the California legislature is (and is not) working to accelerate climate pollution reductions and the transition to 100 percent clean energy. The Climate Center CEO Ellie Cohen shared an update on climate achievements in the state legislature from … Read more

VIP Lunch: How We Win on Climate Against Big Oil

Sunrun HQ, 225 Bush Street, San Francisco

California just announced a lawsuit against five major oil corporations for their decades of deception and billions of dollars in damages to California communities. The Climate Center hosted an intimate conversation with The Climate Center CEO Ellie Cohen, Sunrun CEO Mary Powell, and California State Senator Scott Wiener to learn how we can end the … Read more

What the California Legislature Did to Hold Polluters Accountable

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California’s new lawsuit against major oil corporations cites decades of deception about the causes of climate change and billions in damages to California communities. The lawsuit, along with several key climate bills passed this year, will hold corporate polluters accountable. AB 1167 (Carrillo) will make the owners of orphaned and idle oil and gas wells … Read more

How to Scale Up Nature-Based Climate Solutions on Farms and Ranches with Key Partnerships

California is laying the groundwork to scale up nature-based climate solutions using strategies like urban tree planting and regenerative agriculture. To see the benefits of these solutions, we must invest in the on-the-ground partnerships that are necessary for the widespread adoption of climate-friendly practices on our lands. New Regional Carbon Farming Hubs are uniquely positioned … Read more

Hydrogen’s Role in the Clean Energy Economy

With both states and the federal government investing heavily in new hydrogen projects, hydrogen has re-emerged as a major topic of debate in climate, energy, and environmental justice circles. There are many unresolved questions about hydrogen, including the definition of green hydrogen, how to get hydrogen to where it is needed, and what its appropriate … Read more

Cleantech Business for a Climate-Safe Future

Solar technician measuring

This webinar explored how businesses and entrepreneurs are already contributing to climate solutions and their role in accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. The panel included a high-tech, energy efficiency service company, a business using energy analytics to help Community Choice Agencies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and a collaboration between the solar company … Read more

Business Network Breakfast with Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire

1500 Valley House Drive, Suite 210, Rohnert Park, CA

Please join us and the other members of The Climate Center Business Network for a breakfast networking event at SOMO Village’s beautiful new coworking space in Rohnert Park. Our speaker will be California State Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire. A light breakfast will be served.

Extreme Heat Plans: Challenges of Implementation

As climate change impacts begin to take hold, one of the immediate concerns has been extreme heat. In various parts of California and the West, extreme heat events have been occurring more frequently and with more intensity. Extreme heat plans, developed to mitigate negative impacts and adapt to this new heat reality, are being implemented … Read more