Webinar: Funding Climate Action – A Bond and Beyond

Hybrid solar/wind system, 2400W windturbines, 4000W solar modules, island Zirje, Croatia by Nenad Kajić / Veneko.hr

This webinar is the sixth in The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series. Decarbonizing our economy at the speed required by climate science will mean massive new investments in the needed solutions outlined in this webinar. This could come from thoughtful taxes, fees, bonds, or other financial instruments, and must include policy that leverages large-scale … Read more

Webinar: Nature-based Sequestration – One Key to Solving our Climate Crisis

This webinar is the fifth in The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series. Reducing the carbon that we are putting into the atmosphere is not enough. We must also draw down and sequester hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon. This webinar covered natural techniques for carbon sequestration through farming, ranching, and habitat restoration, … 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: Creating Climate Resilient Communities – What will it take?

This webinar is the third in The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series. To equitably reduce emissions and protect communities from worsening climate impacts, we must engage local voices in planning clean energy microgrids with storage to power resilience hubs, as well as health centers, fire stations, grocery stores, and other critical facilities during planned … Read more

Webinar: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels – A Just Transition in the Oil & Gas Drilling and Refining Sectors

Neighborhood Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

This webinar is the second in The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California webinar series. How do we transition away from fossil fuels to high-road, climate-friendly jobs? Speakers will discuss the current impacts of fossil fuel production on frontline communities and what needs to be done to address them, a plan for decommissioning California refineries, and the possibility … Read more

Webinar: What the Science Requires

This webinar is the first in The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series. After what we have all been through in 2020, it is clear that climate impacts are more severe than anticipated and are happening faster than we thought. Ben Santer, an award-winning climate scientist, who has stood up to the Trump administration’s attempts … 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: How to Get More out of Existing Solar and Storage Systems


Co-hosted by: There are new and commonly untapped revenue opportunities in California for solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage systems. This webinar explored the increased value of solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) and program participation opportunities for batteries in grid services and CCA programs. David Burdick of TeraVerde Energy will review these opportunities and discuss … Read more

Webinar: Community Energy Resilience Planning for Local Governments

Solar panels on the rooftop of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Building.

Tanya Barham from Community Energy Labs and Kate Ringness from SmartBlock Communities held a conversation about Community Energy Resilience Planning for Local Governments. With another record-breaking fire season and associated power outages have brought to the forefront the need to enhance community energy resilience.  The Climate Center, in collaboration with Community Energy Labs, SmartBlock Communities; … Read more