Four New Businesses for Clean Energy Welcome to the businesses that joined the Campaign’s Business for Clean Energy Program this month: Traditional Medicinals, Real Estate Agent Cory Maguire (Frank Howard Allen Realtors), Community Market and Straus Family Creamery. Spotlight on Traditional Medicinals, producers of organic herbal teas, from CEO Blair Kellison: “Here at Traditional Medicinals, … Read more
Annual Status Report on Sonoma County Greenhouse Gas Emissions At the sixth annual Climate Protection Everybody Profits conference hosted in Sebastopol this year Ann Hancock delivered Sonoma County’s greenhouse gas emissions status report. Total greenhouse gas emitted by Sonoma County in 2009 decreased slightly. Although many possible causes for this change exist, the economic downturn … Read more
BP Disaster has Obama Talking About Clean Energy “For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels. And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires. Time and again, the path forward has been blocked – not only … Read more
Prop. 16- “It is not enough to be against something” Op-ed: “Sonoma County voters rejected PG&E’s initiative by 66 percent, signaling this community’s readiness for bolder steps toward energy independence. Leading up to the vote, the county and all Sonoma cities except Windsor passed resolutions opposing Proposition 16. But it’s not enough to be against … Read more
Dr. Carl Mears will present “What’s Really Going On with the Climate? A Scientist Perspective” on Wednesday, June 30 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm (at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa). Carl is a senior scientist at Remote Sensing Systems and a participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the worlds leading … Read more
Kim Clement Joins Climate Protection Campaign Board Kimberly Clement, Deputy District Attorney for Sonoma County, has joined the Board of the Climate Protection Campaign after nearly a decade as a strategic advisor to the organization. In addition to her extensive legal background, Ms. Clement has volunteered with many community and political endeavors including Home Hospice, … Read more
Community sets ambitious GHG emissions reduction target Community representatives recommend that Sonoma County reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2015 An original “White Paper” on local actions to address climate change is available. For the condensed version (21 page pdf 300K).. For the full version with hyperlinks to all references (via wayback). … Read more
In Memorium: Joel Woodhull A personal note from Ann: I loved Joel for his brilliant mind, generous spirit, and devotion to making the world a better place. I also loved that although quiet and a bit shy, he was always very present, engaged, and responsive. He willingly contributed time and expertise to the Campaign. He … Read more
State Panel Recommends Dividends to Help Consumers A key committee working on implementing California’s Global Warming Solution’s Act, AB32, issued a report last week that recommends “Cap & Dividend,” a policy to return revenues from the auction of permits to consumers as dividends. Billions of dollars are at stake as rules are created for a … Read more
Climate Protection Campaign Aids Sonoma Municipalities with Energy Efficiency Sonoma’s quest to become more energy efficient just got a boost. The county will be one of six California communities participating in a new, year long initiative. Navigant Consulting, Inc., (NCI) head of the initiative, chose Sonoma County for the pilot program largely because of the … Read more
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