United Nations Climate Conferences and The Climate Center

United Nations by John Samuel

The Climate Center became an official Observer organization to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2020. As an Observer, we’re able to help a limited number of California policymakers and nonprofit leaders gain entrance to the annual gathering that now draws more than 30,000 attendees from all over the world. Through … Read more

Nora Hennings

Nora Hennings

Nora Hennings is the Senior Director of Business Development at Sunrun Inc., where she drives new strategic partnership development and growth initiatives, including grid services and virtual power plants, EV charging, whole home electrification, and market expansion opportunities. Prior to joining Sunrun, Nora spent four years with NextEra Energy’s Distributed Generation business.

Business Donors 2022

Diamond Members ($20,000 and up): Calpine Enphase Energy Hobo Wine Company SOMO Village SunRun Emerald Members ($10,000 – $19,999): Bay Area Air Quality Management District Bloom Energy Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Redwood Credit Union Renewable America Ygrene Platinum Members ($5,000 – $9,999): Blue Planet Energy Central Coast Community Energy Jackson Family Wines … Read more

Individual Donors 2022

Thank you to our generous donors below. We are grateful for your interest in and support of our urgent work. Made July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.  If you feel we have made an error such as an omission or spelling, please contact Julie Heric, julie@theclimatecenter.org.  + Climate Sustainers – These members make recurring monthly donations … Read more

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California’s new five-year climate plan relies on fantasy levels of engineered carbon removal — The Climate Center response

It's Time to Cut Carbon

SAN FRANCISCO — Moments ago, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements. These include a commitment to avoid the buildout … Read more

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Deceptive, billionaire-funded campaign kills California’s Prop 30

Electric Vehicles Charging at a Station

SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2022 — Prop 30, the only statewide climate measure on the California ballot this year, failed to pass. As of this morning, the margin is 59-41 with nearly half the votes counted. A misleading opposition campaign funded largely by billionaires distracted from the true intent of Prop 30: to make clean … Read more

The Climate Center Delegation: COP27 Events

Ellie Cohen and Vincent Wiraatmadja at COP 27

Press Conferences  (All located in Luxor, Room 2, Area B) Weds. Nov 9, 16:00, press conference, Natural Carbon Sequestration: California’s new law and what it means for equity and climate; with State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia; and Ellie Cohen, The Climate Center  Thurs. Nov 10, 16:00, press conference, Vehicle-to-Grid: How EVs can keep the power on! … Read more

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It’s time for a windfall profits cap on greedy oil corporations

Cap Big Oil Windfall Profits - Save Money, Save Democracy

Governor Newsom is right: “Big Oil is fleecing you.” In California, the oil industry’s greed knows no bounds. California refiners have used their control of the market to rip us off at the pump and rake in massive profits, far beyond prior years. Governor Newsom is pushing to cap oil refiners’ windfall profits and send … Read more