We may have some of the strongest climate targets and policies in the country, but that doesn’t offer much comfort to Californians who live along railroads that are transporting coal and crude oil. A new report by Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics show that 80% of the people who live closest to the… Read more »
On Thursday, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a vote on Item 43, which could change residential electricity rates. They need to hear from us: don’t take us backwards! Item 43 will raise rates on 90% of customers, give a big break to the biggest energy hogs, and slow solar adoption.
We need rates… Read more »
East Bay Express has featured a game-changing energy initiative for their Local Economy issue this week: Alameda County’s plan to create its own renewable energy supply to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs empower local governments to source their own power supply for customers within their area, while… Read more »
Environmental refugees are now more prevalent than political refugees. This week, news outlets reported a landmark ruling by New Zealand, which granted residency to a family from Tuvalu, for reasons connected to climate change. Sea level rise, along with floods, droughts, desertification, famine, and other climate change impacts are forcing people across the globe to… Read more »
The worst of the drought is looming for farmers. Consumers nationwide may get hit with rising food prices through the summer. Yet the impacts of the drought may go far beyond this summer: our local food system is adapting to a future with a volatile climate. We have two back to back events that will… Read more »