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New California budget means a $6B cut, and future uncertainty, for climate spending, Orange County Register, May 13, 2023

City OKs study for new energy program, reviews 2022 police response times, The Bakersfield Californian, May 10, 2023

California Ponders V2G Mandate, CleanTechnica, May 8, 2023 

California just can’t quit Big Oil, Stateline, May 8, 2023

Batteries on wheels: California to mandate bidirectional charging on EVs from 2027, The Driven, May 5, 2023

A California bill could help make EVs a blackout solution, Grist, May 4, 2023

Can electric cars save the grid? CA might require EVs to have V2G by 2027, Electrek, May 4, 2023

After Historic Year of Environmental Laws, California Wants to Go Further, Stateline, April 25, 2023

Vehicle-to-grid pilots soar, but where will they land?, Greenbiz, April 25, 2023 

CA Bill to Hold Oil Cos. Presumptively Liable for Harms in Safety Zones Passes Judiciary Committee, Daily Kos, April 28, 2023

Santa Rosa’s 14th annual Earth Day draws families for a fun, educational and sunshine-filled afternoon, Press Democrat, April 22, 2023

Why Bidirectional Charging is the Most Exciting Climate Bill of 2023, Sonoma Independent, April 21, 2023

California Bill Could Make Bidirectional EV Charging the Norm, Government Technology, April 18, 2023

Environmental Justice Advocates Urge California to Stop Issuing New Drilling Permits in Neighborhoods, Inside Climate News, April 14, 2023 

How your car can power your home, San Jose Mercury News, April 17, 2023 

Environmental Justice Advocates Urge California to Stop Issuing New Drilling Permits in Neighborhoods, Inside Climate News, April 14, 2023 

The Climate Connection: The path to a climate-safe California, Napa Valley Register, April 7, 2023 

Transforming the grid with electric vehicles, PV Magazine, April 7, 2023

Experts urge rapid reduction of climate change is possible and necessary, KCBS Radio, March 26, 2023

What will the UN’s new climate report tells us and why does it matter?, BBC Radio, March 20, 2023 

Microutility Supporters Raise Questions about California’s Progress on Microgrids, Microgrid Knowledge, March 8, 2023 

What Sonoma County can do about the climate crisis, Sonoma Sun, March 6, 2023

New IPCC report must signal to polluters their time is time up, EnviroNews Nigeria, March 6, 2023

3 new-tech geothermal plans to be considered for boosting power at The Geysers, North Bay Business Journal, February 24, 2023

How to run your house on clean electricity, no solar panels required, Washington Post, February 9, 2023

Sonoma County purchases 10 all-electric buses as public transit moves toward a zero-emission fleet, Press Democrat, February 9, 2023

How a new law is bringing more attention to natural carbon sequestration, CapRadio, February 6, 2023

Funding Opportunities Abound for California Microgrid Developers, Microgrid Knowledge, February 3, 2023


California’s residential solar rules overhauled after highly charged debate, CalMatters, Dec 15, 2022

Fresno Moving Forward on Seeking PG&E Alternative, GV Wire, Dec 1, 2022

​​​​California Climate Plan Scraps New Gas Plants, Expands Carbon Capture for Fossil Fuels, Capital and Main, Nov 21, 2022

Close to Home: Time to ban horribly polluting gas leaf blowers, Press Democrat, Nov 20, 2022 

The Good and the Bad of California’s New Climate Plan, KPFA, Nov 18, 2022

Climate activists meet to strategize on how to fight environmental disaster, KCBS Radio, Nov 16, 2022 

California’s climate plan calls for no new gas power plants, The Washington Post, Nov 16, 2022

To cap breakthrough year, California’s climate blueprint needs two key changes, CalMatters, Nov 11, 2022

California Climate Measure Fails After ‘Green’ Governor Opposed It in a Campaign Supporters Called ‘Misleading’, InsideClimate News, Nov 10, 2022 

Sonoma County leaders travel to Egypt to represent North Bay at UN climate conference COP27, Press Democrat, Nov 10, 2022

Californians reject tax on millionaires intended to raise up to $4B a year for vehicle electrification, Utility Dive, Nov 9, 2022 

Climate experts say glaciers in Yosemite are melting faster than expected, KCBS Radio, Nov 4, 2022 

The Climate Connection: Napa County cities initiate climate action, Napa Valley Register, Oct 21, 2022

Fifty Environmental & Public Interest Groups Back Newsom’s Special Session Bid To Cap Oil Refiner Windfall Profits In Letter To Leadership, Yahoo Finance, Oct 18, 2022 

Microgrids Address Many Challenges Facing Contemporary Power Sector, California Energy Markets, Oct 21, 2022  

California Lawmakers Aggressively Combat Climate Crisis, Governing, Oct 10, 2022

California Takes Leading Edge on Climate Laws. Others Could Follow., The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oct 6, 2022  

Legislature sends carbon sequestration bill and billions in climate spending to Newsom, Agri-Pulse, Sept 7, 2022

California reemerges as environmental leader on national and global stage, by Jessica Wolfrom, SF Examiner, September 5, 2022

Diablo Canyon Extension Draws Mixed Reaction; Other Energy Bills Pass, by Jason Fordney, California Energy Markets, September 2, 2022

California faces big power challenges — even if Diablo Canyon stays open, by Jeff St. John, Canary Media, September 2, 2022

California Legislature approves climate change steps, but one ambitious one fails, by Nadia Lopez, Calmatters, September 1, 2022

Newsom to Legislature: Act fast to enact new climate change targets, by Rachel Becker and Julie Cart, Calmatters, August 9, 2022

Op-ed: How electric cars can keep California’s power on without more natural gas, San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2022

Bill Moves Forward to Lock More Carbon In the Soil by Suzanne Potter, Public News Service, June 30, 2021

California Bill Wields State’s Purchasing Power for Climate Action, CleanTechnica, June 11, 2022

The Faces of the Climate Crisis: the Youth, by Chase Hunter, Sonoma Index-Tribune, June 10.2022

Op-Ed: California can do better than carbon neutrality by 2045 by Daniel Kammen, LA Times, May 17, 2022

Leaders recognized for contributions to the San Francisco North Bay North Bay Business Journal, May 13, 2022

California could lead the nation in natural carbon removal. This bill would do just that by Cristina Garcia and Ellie Cohen, Sacramento Bee, May 10, 2022

What Does Climate Justice in California Look Like? by Liza Gross, Inside Climate News, April 20, 2022

Newsom signals he’s open to excluding the wealthiest Californians from gas tax rebate by Dustin Gardiner, April 15, 2022, San Francisco Chronicle

Another local city prohibits new gas stations by Marc Albert, KRCB, March 26, 2022 

California is Falling Behind Its Climate Goals. Big Oil Wants to Help by Aaron Cantu, Capital & Main, March 25, 2022

California lawmakers want to build more clean energy — and faster by Sammy Roth, March 31, 2022, Los Angeles Times

Does Newsom’s California gas rebate undermine climate goals? by Grace Gedye, San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2022

As gas prices surge, Fresno County calls for more oil drilling. Some say it’s a bad idea by Melissa Montalvo, Fresno Bee, March 23, 2022

California contradiction: Ban gas cars later, but cushion gas prices now? by Grace Gedye, CalMatters, March 28, 2022

Lawmakers push for carbon capture to reduce greenhouse gases by Martin Wisckol, Orange County Register, March 16, 2022

Frustration builds in wait for California’s next rooftop solar proposal – Press Democrat by Mary Callahan, Press Democrat, March 20, 2022

PG&E’s ‘personal microgrid’ device aims for home resiliency in fire-prone areas by Lisa Cohn, Microgram Knowledge, March 4, 2022

California gets $56 million to expand number of electric vehicle charging stations by Guy Kovner, Press Democrat, February 10, 2022

A Rude Awakening with Woody Hastings and Dr. Randi Jandt KPFA, February 11, 2022, 

Newsom unveils new push for electrifying transportation by Marc Albert, KRCB, February 2, 2022

The climate solution in California’s compost and crops by Justine Calma, The Verge, January 26, 2022

Is The California Solar Dream Fading Fast? by Carolyn Fortuna, CleanTechnica, January 20, 2022

The Climate Center’s Ryan Schleeter – CA’s Latest Billion Dollar Climate Budget, KPFA, January 14, 2022 

Newsom budget would fund CSUB energy center, well abandonment work by John Cox, Bakersfield Californian, January 10, 2022 

Newsom’s budget proposal would add billions to confront wildfire, climate change by Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, January 10, 2022

Sen. Dodd Pushes For Clean Energy Generators During Disasters by Olivia Wynkoop, SF Gate, January 6, 2022

California Senate Bill Proposes Clean Energy Solutions To Keep Lights On During Outages, CBS SF Bay Area, January 6, 2022


Solar industry cringes at new rules proposed by California regulators by Erik Anderson, KPBS, December 13, 2021

California’s plan to cut rooftop solar incentives, explained by Sammy Roth, LA Times December 16, 2021 

SF’s Climate Action Plan: What You Need to Know by Kevin Truong, San Francisco Standard, December 8, 2021

PD Editorial: The world punts another year on climate change by Press Democrat Editorial Board, November 17, 2021

Huffman, 2 local leaders report on UN climate change conference by Guy Kovner, Press Democrat, November 10, 2021

What’s at Stake for California at UN Climate Conference? By Rachel Becker, KQED, November 1, 2021

Column: Global leaders lag California, San Diego officials on climate action by Michael Smolensk, San Diego Tribune, November 3, 2021

Methane gets its due: Climate pledge puts focus on super pollutants by Francine Kiefer, CS Monitor, November 5, 2021

What California brought to the climate summit – KCBS Radio In Depth, KCBS, November 6, 2021

Even the Bay Area needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions faster, experts say by J.D. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 2022

Newsom signs historic $15 billion to combat growing climate crises by Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado, PBS NewsHour, September 24, 2021 

California moves on climate change, but rejects aggressive cuts to greenhouse emissions by Samantha Young, San Francisco Chronicle, September 25, 2021

Climate change projections are dire, but it’s not time for business to give up by Barry Vesser, North Bay Business Journal, August 27, 2021

Carbon neutral isn’t good enough. California needs to be carbon negative by 2030, by Daniel Kammen and Manuel Pastor, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2021

To save lives and livelihoods, we must become more energy-resilient; SB99 will help, by Destiny Rodriguez and Davis Harper, The Stockton Record, June 20, 2021

California’s budget surplus can help achieve a climate-safe future by Nayamin Martinez, CalMatters, May 19, 2021

California must accelerate its climate leadership by Dave Pine and Russell Hancock, The Mercury News, April 22, 2021

An Earth Day message for California: Move faster on climate change by Sammy Roth, LA Times, April 20, 2021

Steyer Joins Pundits in Call for California to Go Green Faster, by David Baker, Bloomberg, April 20, 2021

Clean energy can help California fight climate change and prepare for wildfire season by James Gore and Venise Curry, The Sacramento Bee, April 19, 2021

Changing how we raise crops, livestock could help combat climate change by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal, April 9, 2021

Planning for the future requires energy resilience by Destiny Rodriguez and Davis Harper The Business Journal, March 12, 2021

How Covid-19 Has Changed the Environment – and What We’ve Learned by Anne-Christine Strugnell, Marin Magazine, March 9, 2021

California is falling behind on climate protection by Ann Hancock and Kenny Likitprakong, Press Democrat, February 21, 2021

To weather the worsening drought, California needs healthy soils, by Ellie Cohen, and Torri Estrada, CalMatters, February 11, 2021

Is California, North Bay clean energy industry ready for electric vehicles? by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal,
February 8, 2021

Wildfires among the dangers of doing nothing on California’s climate goals by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal, January 18, 2021