Local, Clean Energy, in Berkeley? We Can Do It, 2/18/14

Local, Clean Energy, in Berkeley? We Can Do It, 2/18/14

Imagine if you had a choice where your energy came from. Imagine if it could be cleaner, greener, and more affordable.
Join the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition for an exciting discussion of  “Community Choice Energy”: what it is, how it can bring local, renewable energy resources to the East Bay, and how it can generate… Read more »

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 »

Moving Forward Community Choice Energy in the East Bay

Moving Forward Community Choice Energy in the East Bay

Community Choice Energy, one of the five working groups of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, is focused on bringing more renewable energy options to Berkeley and the East Bay. This working group has been active for the past year, developing plans for a Community Choice Aggregation program.
What is Community Choice Aggregation?
Community Choice Aggregation… Read more »

The Economist: the End of America’s Coal Era?

The Economist: the End of America's Coal Era?

EarthJustice blogger Brian Smith says, “When an environmental organization tells you the age of coal is over, it’s fair to dismiss that as mere wishful thinking. But when an international economic magazine says the same thing, people sit up and pay attention.” The Economist recently published “A Burning Issue,” an article heralding the beginning of… Read more »

Reinventing Fire: Lecture and Book Signing with Amory Lovins 12/11/11

Reinventing Fire: Lecture and Book Signing with Amory Lovins 12/11/11

Amory Lovins is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy- especially its efficient use and sustainable supply. He is a fertile innovator in integrative design. As Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Lovins pioneered the concept of “soft energy paths” involving efficient energy use, diverse and renewable energy sources, and… Read more »