UC Berkeley Reaches Climate Target – Two Years Ahead of Schedule

UC Berkeley Reaches Climate Target - Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Congratulations to UC Berkeley, whose campus sustainability leaders announced this month that they had successfully met their target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2014! As they completed their audit for 2012, they found that they are now 7% below 1990 levels. How did they do it? They attributed the reductions to… Read more »

LED Streetlights Will Pay for Themselves, Reduce City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

LED Streetlights Will Pay for Themselves, Reduce City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The City of Berkeley will be looking brighter, and lighter some carbon emission pounds, come January. The plan is to replace the old, yellow-hued sodium streetlights with bright, energy efficient LED lights. The 8,000 streetlights add up to a lot of energy used by the city, and cost savings on the energy bill are expected… Read more »

One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down

One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down
Energy efficiency is paying off, with energy consumption decreasing every year since 2007, even as our population continues to grow. A new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is optimistically titled “America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News” and was cause for a big thumbs up on Grist. Here’s the recap: “America’s energy use peaked… Read more »

Learn How to Save Energy and Money at the Energy Expo, This Thursday, 12/6/12

Learn How to Save Energy and Money at the Energy Expo, This Thursday, 12/6/12
Winter is coming! Get ready at the Energy Expo hosted by the Ecology Center and the Sierra Club. Find out how to lower your energy bills and get rebates on the energy projects on your list. Are you considering adding insulation, replacing a furnace, or installing solar? Come find out how to jumpstart your energy-saving… Read more »