No on AB 2145: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab

No on AB 2145: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab
The Senate Energy Committee is voting today, June 23rd on AB 2145. If passed, the bill would make it harder for local renewable energy programs to get started, securing the monopoly existing utilities hold on our energy services. A “no” vote at this committee would stop it in its tracks. The vote will be at… Read more »

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 »