Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16

Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16
Whether you’ve never attended a public meeting or you are already deep in the trenches, this monthly brief will get you up to speed on Bay Area climate campaigns and next steps for action. Issues include Crude by Rail, Bay Area Coal Exports, BAAQMD Refinery Rules, and Community Choice Energy. These targeted campaigns have impacts… Read more »

Last Chance to Speak Up to Protect Rooftop Solar for all Californians

Last Chance to Speak Up to Protect Rooftop Solar for all Californians
Right now, thanks to the hard work of many activists, including our friends at 350 Bay Area, the CPUC is poised to enact a decision on net metering that would maintain the policies on rooftop solar that have made California a clean energy leader over the past few years. But now our major utilities are… Read more »

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions
This Sunday, we’ll be part of the Watersong Summit, an event that brings together innovative solutions, learning, and conversation on water. Part block party, part conference, and part design expo, the event begins during the day with a FREE musical walking tour. Follow behind New Orleans-style marching band MJ’s Brass Boppers on a West Oakland… Read more »

Speak Up Again to Protect Rooftop Solar in California – Utilities Are Pushing Back on CPUC’s Net Metering Decision

Speak Up Again to Protect Rooftop Solar in California - Utilities Are Pushing Back on CPUC's Net Metering Decision
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) continues to be the center of action for climate activists working to expand local, clean energy generation in our communities. The CPUC is tasked with regulating the utility companies, which have a virtual monopoly on energy production and distribution in our state. These big, investor-owned utilities have historically influenced… Read more »

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16
What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Why does local action matter? Hear first hand from: Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area; Andy Katz, Sierra Club; and Tom & Jane Kelly representing Community Choice Energy. Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its… Read more »