The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced that its next Thought Leaders Speaker Series will feature Stanford University Professor Chris B. Field and Senior Research Associate Dr. Katherine J. Mach of Carnegie Science’s Department of
Funding Opportunities: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Modeling, Water Quality Assistance, Environmental Health
See the below funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute for Health:
“As California legislators approve Senate Bill 32, which would extend the emissions-reductions targets under the state’s existing Global Warming Solutions Act, it’s worth considering the benefits that have been realized by the landmark legislation and its
Sacramento County is kicking off their Climate Action Plan with a series of stakeholder meetings starting Wednesday, August 24th. These stakeholder meetings will be held during the daytime with representatives of public agencies, business organizations,
This Wednesday, California’s State Senate proposed a series of clean energy funding initiatives totaling $1.2 billion to address greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and air pollution in urban environments.
From Environmental Leader: Commercial Waste Collection Zones Reduces Truck Traffic, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A new study of New York City reveals that commercial waste collection zones may reduce truck traffic and greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste collection. “The City’s current open-market commercial waste system generates excess truck traffic, is highly
The City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFEnvironment) announces a Request for Proposals for As Needed Energy Services for the Department’s energy and climate programs, including energy efficiency, renewable and alternative
A new book from United States military leadership, “The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century,” tells the story of a grand strategy, born within the Pentagon, to recapture America’s greatness at home and
The cities of Solana Beach and La Mesa are both weighing using a community choice aggregation (CCA) model to increase their jurisdictions’ use of renewable energy and lower their carbon footprints. Solana Beach’s consideration of strategies to cut greenhouse gas
Webinar 8/4: Creating Lasting Resilience with Comprehensive Plans and Targeted Land Use Codes and Ordinances
Comprehensive plans and local land use codes and ordinances drive much of the climate resilience related decision making at the local level, and thus is one key target for climate integration. This session will examine real world examples from Climate
Silicon Valley Clean Energy Board Approves to Start Operation 2017, Providing 100% Clean Energy at Lower Rates
Per Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s July 14th press release: The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCE), a partnership of 12 local governments, will bring its residents and businesses 100% carbon free electricity at lower costs when it begins operation in 2017. On July 13th, SVCE’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan.
On Tuesday, Governor Brown announced a plan led by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to extend cap-and-trade beyond its current expiration in 2020, to 2050. As nicely summarized by Utility Dive:
The City of Long Beach (City) is home to approximately 460,000 people and is considered one of most ethnically diverse communities in the United States. Long Beach is a beautiful City, proud of its rich heritage and culture. Located in an ideal setting on the Pacific
The U.S. DOE recently updated the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) website. The update allows users to search by zip code to get an energy profile for their respective city, including climate and emissions data, electricity and natural gas usage and/or expenditures by sector, vehicle fuel use, renewable energy economic potential, and more.
Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 Report from IEA Shows Cities are in the frontline for cutting carbon emissions
Cities must take the lead in the transition to a low-carbon energy sector, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, highlighting that urban areas account for up to two-thirds of the potential to cost-effectively reduce global carbon emissions.