Webinar: Climate Justice – The California reality and what you can do

An active oil derrick in Signal Hill, Los Angeles. Photo by Tara Pixley.

Our guests presented on the health, economic and other consequences of our fossil fuel economy on lower-income communities and people of color, current legislative efforts, including AB 345, to reduce the disproportionate impacts on these frontline communities, and what actions we can take to secure an equitable, healthy and vibrant Climate-Safe California. Presentations: Katie Valenzuela slides (PDF) … Read more

Webinar: Community Choice Energy in Stockton

This webinar was co-hosted by Rise Stockton and The Climate Center, where the opportunities and challenges of Community Choice Energy, also known as “CCA” for Stockton will be discussed. The City of Stockton is in the process of evaluating Community Choice Energy, which is a local, not-for-profit local electricity service provider run by your own … Read more

Webinar: Energy Efficiency and Community Choice Energy – Opportunities for Fresno

This webinar, co-hosted by Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) and The Climate Center, about local weatherization and energy efficiency efforts and Community Choice Energy, the not-for-profit local electricity service option for over 11 million Californians. Fresno is in the process of evaluating this program for its residents and businesses. Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC … Read more

Webinar: Resilient Schools – Safe Communities

In collaboration with the California Solar and Storage Association Power shutoffs in 2019 disrupted the schedules of local schools across California. Increasing wildfires have threatened life and property and frequently left evacuees with nowhere to go. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn will only compound this crisis, hampering people’s ability to find shelter in an … Read more

Webinar: Microgrids – Backup Power for Business

Power shutoffs in 2019 cost California businesses millions of dollars. Battery storage installed for backup purposes can provide value to a business even when the grid is fully functioning.  This webinar will convene industry experts to address the following questions: What are some real-world examples of microgrids? What is possible now from a technical perspective? What is … Read more

Webinar: Community Energy Resilience and Empowering Local Communities

Frog Song solar by Laurie-Ann Barbour

Our guests will provide insights into community clean energy resilience, including clean energy microgrids, empowering local governments and communities, utility justice, and supporting California’s most vulnerable communities in the face of the dual COVID-19 and climate crises. Amee Raval has a background in research and advocacy addressing the environmental and occupational health impacts of extreme … Read more

Webinar: CCAs and the COVID-19 Pandemic – Impacts and Responses

Community Choice agencies (CCAs) face many challenges due to the coronavirus disruption. They are also responding quickly in a variety of ways to help support their customers and their communities during this difficult time. Join this webinar to learn more about how CCAs are uniquely positioned to respond rapidly to the needs of their communities. … 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

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: CCAs and Community Resilience – Responding to Electricity Grid Outages, Planned and Unplanned

Solar Installation

As climate-related electricity system disruptions grow more frequent and severe, we urgently need effective local strategies to achieve decarbonization, resilience, social equity, and security. Community Choice Agencies (CCAs) are uniquely well-positioned to play an important role in helping their communities prepare for and respond to disruptions. They can also play a key role in navigating … Read more