Adaptation Planning Guide Update Survey

The State is currently in the process of updating the California Adaptation Planning Guide (APG), a set of four documents designed to help local jurisdictions address hazards exacerbated by climate change. Part of the update process is gaining public input on what is needed to develop and incorporate climate strategies specific to each of the…

Arlington’s Journey to Clean Energy – Nov. 14

Arlington has overcome Virginia’s challenging energy policies to create one of the most advanced clean energy plans in the South. Learn about this county’s programs for setting and meeting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions targets and how they are working with the community to attack every angle of the problem. Join us on Wednesday, November 14…

Fresno Community Meeting: Community Choice Energy – Nov. 13

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Please join us on Tuesday, November 13, 6pm to 8pm for an informative community dialog about the benefits of Community Choice Energy for the Central Valley. Co-hosted by the Clean Power Exchange and the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, the presentation and conversation will explore the benefits and challenges of Community Choice including increased consumer choice,…

The City of Oakland terminates its lease with a developer who wanted to build a marine terminal to ship coal from Utah

“In a major setback to a years-long effort to reinvent the former Oakland Army Base, the city has terminated its lease with developer Phil Tagami, effectively putting an end to his controversial plan to build a marine terminal and export coal, according to letters sent last month by city attorneys. City officials in those letters…

Puerto Rico considers 100% renewable energy, but natural gas may come first

“As Puerto Rico rebuilds from last year’s hurricanes, lawmakers on the island territory have introduced an ambitious clean energy bill that would commit Puerto Rico to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050. Environmental advocates praised the proposed legislation’s long-term target, but they are raising concerns about its emphasis on establishing…

VSPT Wine Group to produce wines using 100% renewable energy by 2021

“Two year’s ago, VSPT introduced two renewable energy projects, the first being the installation of the first biogas plant to use organic waste material from the grape harvest as fuel. In addition, the company installed a hydroelectric plant at its Tarapacá estate winery. With the challenge now being set of converting all production to renewable…

South Africa isn’t ready to make a major switch to renewable energy yet

“There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. The country’s electricity supply is currently highly dependent on coal. While it’s clear that coal power won’t disappear any time soon, a 100% renewables-driven electricity generation scenario is feasible—and desirable—in a…

SoCal municipalities select 100% renewable electricity default

“Last week, the Ventura County, Calif., board of supervisors voted to set a default of 100% renewable electricity when the county launches service through the Clean Power Alliance in 2019, the Sierra Club has announced. Clean Power Alliance is a Southern California community choice energy provider that will procure cleaner power at lower costs than…
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