Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13
Did you know that we live next to five oil refineries in the East Bay and that several are considering plans to process Canadian tar sands crude oil, described by the Sierra Club as “the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet”? On Wednesday, November 6th, from 7-9 PM, a panel event at the Ecology… Read more »

Supreme Court Halts Industry Attack Against EPA

Supreme Court Halts Industry Attack Against EPA
Last week, we shared a message about the EPA’s new standards for power plant emissions under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court also stepped up this month to defend the agency, when it refused to hear challenges to EPA findings that carbon dioxide and other pollutants endanger our health. The move by the Supreme… Read more »

Plan Bay Area Adopted: Less Sprawl, More Transit for the Bay Area in 2040

Plan Bay Area Adopted: Less Sprawl, More Transit for the Bay Area in 2040
Anyone looking to rent an apartment, get a job, or even make a restaurant reservation in the Bay Area knows one thing for sure: the Bay Area is a place people want to be. By 2040, the population is projected to grow from seven million to nine million, heightening demand for housing and potentially putting… Read more »

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000
Community-wide greenhouse gas emission measures from 2011 show that Berkeley’s emissions are down 8% since 2000, but to meet our city’s Climate Action Plan goal, we need to be 33% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. Staff from the City of Berkeley have been tracking greenhouse gas emissions from these areas:… Read more »

California’s Cap-and-Trade Law Is Slowly Raising the Price of Carbon

California's Cap-and-Trade Law Is Slowly Raising the Price of Carbon
After the latest auction of greenhouse gas emission “allowances” under the state’s cap-and-trade law, the trend of slowly rising carbon prices at auction show that the new system is working. What’s working for the new system less well is Gov. Jerry Brown – he has  “borrowed” funds raised from these auctions to balance the General… Read more »