The Climate Center works with scientists, business and civic leaders, labor, environmental and social justice groups, youth, and the broader community to achieve rapid decarbonization on a timeline that aligns with the most current science. Below is a partial list of our partners and advisors.


Business Partners

The Climate Center’s Business for Clean Energy program is our longest-running collaborative effort. We are working with businesses in the banking and finance, renewable energy, and agricultural sectors, among others, to transform the marketplace for rapid decarbonization. Click here for a full list of business members.

Clean Mobility Partners

Shifting to clean mobility is an essential part of rapid decarbonization, and vehicle electrification is an essential part of sustainable mobility. The Climate Center is part of an informal coalition working to advance the mass adoption of electric vehicles in California through the state legislature. Other members of the coalition include: 

Coltura, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, 350, Plug-In America, Stand.Earth, Fossil Free CA, NextGen, Environment California, American Lung Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Defense  Council, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Brightline Defense, CalEJA, Center for Biological Diversity, Voice for Progress, Natural Resource Defense Council, and Mothers Out Front.


Community Energy Resilience Partners

Renewable Energy plus storage is essential to helping California reach carbon neutrality and to build resilience in the face of climate impacts. The Climate Center is partnering with several organizations to advance renewable energy and storage solutions for rapid decarbonization and resilience. These entities include: 

California Alliance for Community Energy, Rock Mountain Institut, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ), Local Clean Energy Alliance, Climate Action Campaign, SLO Clean Energy, LEAN Energy US, California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), and many more partners. For a full list of partners through our Clean Power Exchange, click here.

Community microgrids powered by locally-generated renewable power with storage are vital for both rapid decarbonization and resilience in the face of climate impacts. The Climate Center is partnering with several organizations to advance community microgrids. They include: 

Microgrid Resources Coalition, World Business Academy, Clean Coalition, Vote Solar, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology, California Community Choice Association, California Solar and Storage Alliance, and 350.

Community Choice Energy Partners

Community Choice Energy has a track record of advancing decarbonization in the electricity sector and The Climate Center has a track record for advancing Community Choice Energy. We played a key role in the accelerated growth of Community Choice Energy across California– with 19 Community Choice agencies now serving 11 million people with 88% clean energy. We continue to partner with many organizations in this effort. They include:

Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Community Choice Association, California Energy Commission, East Bay Community Energy, Lancaster Choice Energy, MCE Clean Energy, Monterey Bay Community Power, National Renewable Energy Lab, Peninsula Clean Energy, Regional Climate Protection Authority, Sonoma Clean Power


Central Valley Partners

While Community Choice Energy Energy is already pervasive in California, The Climate Center identified the Central Valley as a key location for Community Choice, given its geography and the potential to help communities struggling with air quality issues. That is why we are working with many organizations to bring the benefits of Community Choice Energy to the Central Valley. These organizations include:

Beneficial State Bank, California Environment Justice Coalition, Catholic Diocese of Fresno, Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton, Central California Asthma Collaborative, Central California Environmental Justice Network, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, Central Valley Talk.com, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Communities for a New California Education Fund, Delta-Sierra Group (Sierra Club), Democratic Socialists of America, Fresno City College Sustainability Club, Fresno County Bicycle Coalition, Fresno County Economic Development Corp, Fresno Earth Day Organizers, Fresno Food Commons, Fresno State Sustainability Club, Green Team San Joaquin, Health Officers Association of California, Healthy Neighborhood Collaborative of Stockton, Innovation Transportation, Kings County Asthma Coalition, Little Manila Rising, PUENTES, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization, Sanger Community Task Force, US Green Building Council for Central California, and Young Fresnans for the Environment.

Strategic Advisors

Peter Barnes, Co-founder, Working Assets

Dave Brennan, Former Sebastopol City Manager

Rick Brown, TerraVerde Renewable Partners

Jeff Byron, Former CA Energy Commissioner

Ernie Carpenter, Former Sonoma County Supervisor

Kimberly Clement, Attorney

Connie Codding, Developer

Joe Como, Former Director, CA Office of Ratepayer Advocates

Andy Ferguson, Communications

John Garn, Business Consultant

Elizabeth C. Herron, PhD, Writer

Hunter Lovins, President

Natural Capitalism Solutions

Alan Strachan, Developer

Greg Thomson, Green Solutions & Technologies

Shirlee Zane, Sonoma Co. Supervisor

Science & Technical Advisors

Fred Euphrat, Ph.D.

Dorothy Freidel, Ph.D.

Edward C. Myers, M.S.Ch.E.

Edwin Orrett, P.E.

John Rosenblum, Ph.D.

Zeno Swijtink, Ph.D.

Alexandra von Meier, Ph.D.

Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.

Ken Wells, E.I.T.

Ai-Chu Wu, Ph.D.