SMUD Sustainability Series: Lighting and Controls – Feb 8

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Location: SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room, 6301 S St, Sacramento, California, 95817, USA Speakers: Dave Bisbee, Program Manager, and Connie Samla, Lighting Specialist for SMUD New technologies that work for your building Find out more and register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/f92c4653-a52f-4ac7-a07a-9d965dff157d/summary Click here to learn more.

SMUD Sustainability Series: HVAC and Controls – Dec 7

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Location: SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room, 6301 S St, Sacramento, California, 95817, USA Speakers: Damon Brown, Marketing and Community Manager for Datacate, and Doug Norwood, manager, SMUD Facilities Installation of a new HVAC system; leveraging Energy Management Systems, controls, demand response, etc. Find out more and register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/f92c4653-a52f-4ac7-a07a-9d965dff157d/summary Click here to learn more.

SMUD Sustainability Series: Cultural Sustainability – Nov 9

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November 9, 2018 – 8AM to 11AM – Sustainability Series for SMUD Business Customers – Cultural Sustainability Location: SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room, 6301 S St, Sacramento, California, 95817, USA Speakers: Shea Robinson, Sustainability Coordinator for Nugget Market Mark Jewell, President of Selling Energy. Free licenses will be provided for his Selling in Six™…

The Emissions Gap Report 2017

The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 set the specific goal of holding global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) compared to pre-industrial levels, and of pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. This report, which is the eighth Emissions Gap Report produced by UN Environment, focuses on the “gap” between the emissions reductions…

Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications

Designing, financing, and operating successful solar heating, concentrating solar power, and photovoltaic systems requires reliable information about the solar resource available and its variability over time. In the past, seasonal and daily variability has been studied and understood; however, with new solar technologies becoming more important in energy supply grids, small time-scale effects are critical…

Wind of change sweeps over renewable energy sector

“Fort Benning military base in Georgia, United States, is blazing a trail with an innovative windmill. The US military has long been interested in renewables for bottom line and energy security reasons, and the Navy’s top brass frets that climate change-induced sea-level rise could impact naval installations. The Army has been quick to realize the…

Why wind power isn’t the answer

“The punchline here is obvious: wind energy has been sold as a great source of “clean” energy. The reality is that wind energy’s expansion has been driven by federal subsidies and state-level mandates. Wind energy, cannot, and will not, meet a significant portion of our future energy needs because it requires too much land. Miller…

SV Clean Energy signs major contracts for California’s largest solar-plus-storage projects

“Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) signed two long-term agreements for the largest utility-scale, solar-plus-storage projects to be built in California. The two projects will provide 153 megawatts (MW) of solar and 47 MW of storage and will be developed by Electricité de France (EDF) and Recurrent Energy Development Holdings, LLC. (Recurrent). These projects will come…

State Finance Department sued for refusing to release analysis of power grid expansion bill

“San Diego attorney Michael Aguirre is suing the state Department of Finance and its director for refusing to turn over records related to Gov. Jerry Brown’s failed efforts to expand the California power grid. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, state finance officials refused to release their financial…

Sacramento leads by example on cleaner energy with help from electrification

“Sacramento’s commitment to cut climate pollution from its energy system is certainly worth celebrating, and it’s also an opportunity to demonstrate how the transition toward electrification can help rethink energy use in other parts of the state and country as well. In recent years new technologies have entered the market that make it cheaper and…

Peninsula Clean Energy awards six grants totaling nearly $450,000 for local community pilot projects

“Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) of San Mateo County has awarded grants of up to $75,000 each for six innovative local pilot projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation. The Community Pilot Program awards will fund programs within the county to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric…
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