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

Carbon 101 – Presentation from the Carbon Cycle Institute

Cattle Grazing Pasture

Executive Director Torri Estrada and Dr. Jeff Creque from the Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI) presented the underlying science of carbon sequestration. This includes how the carbon cycle is connected and drives climate change, the role of the terrestrial ecosystem, generally, and soils, specifically, in the dynamics of climate change. They provided an overview of carbon farming and how CCI and its partners are engaging … Read more

Webinar: Huge Win! Culver City says no to oil, yes to jobs

Co-hosted by Sierra Club and The Climate Center California Senator Holly Mitchell and Culver City council member Meghan Sahli-Wells, along with The Climate Center and The Sierra Club, talked about Culver City’s recent success securing a plan to phase out oil operations within 2500 feet of homes, parks, and schools– while calling for a just … 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