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No dejen atrás a las comunidades de bajos recursos en el plan climático

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California se encuentra ante una encrucijada con nuestra estrategia para combatir el cambio climático. La Junta de Recursos del Aire de California (ARB, por sus siglas en inglés), está considerando opciones sobre cómo lograr sus objetivos climáticos para el 2030, en un momento en el que la industria petrolera quiere socavar cualquier intento serio por poner fin a nuestra dependencia en los combustibles fósiles. Mientras tanto, las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero siguen ensuciando nuestro aire, empeorando el cambio climático y asfixiándonos.

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors votes to join Sonoma Clean Power

Mendocino County supervisors have formalized their intent to join public supplier Sonoma Clean Power in a bid to offer greener, cheaper electricity options to county residents. More than 30,000 residential and commercial customers could be offered a choice between PG&E, the county’s dominant electricity supplier, and Sonoma Clean power by early next summer if things […]

Lode Elephant Refuge Goes Solar

With their colossal bodies and their inability to sweat, wild elephants are considered especially vulnerable to rising temperatures. But a sanctuary for retired and rescued elephants near San Andreas is doing its part to help those endangered populations on the far side of the world. The Performing Animal Welfare Society just went solar. More than […]

Hermosa Beach council discusses alternate energy providers

It was a debate that pitted the city’s aggressive carbon neutral goals against financial viability on Tuesday night, as the Hermosa Beach City Council considered whether to continue researching Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as an alternative energy provider. CCA is a state-governed policy that allows municipalities to purchase alternative energy supplies such as solar, wind […]

Opportunities for Cleaner Air in the Central Valley

For decades, air quality activists and everyone who breathes in the San Joaquin Valley have endured a standoff between industry and public health. Now, with recent efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, we see an opportunity to leverage the focus on climate change to indirectly accomplish what our local air district has not been able to […]

Can California tune up its climate strategy?

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the FRESNO BEE As Philadelphia baked and wildfires roared like the apocalypse in California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week called on the nation to remember the impact this presidential election could have on climate change. “What America needs today are not deniers, but leaders. Not division, but common purpose. Not […]

Marin Clean Energy selects ZGlobal to Provide Scheduling Coordination, Load Forecasting and Portfolio Management Services

ZGlobal Engineering and Energy Solutions announced that it has been selected through a competitive solicitation to provide Marin Clean Energy (MCE) with scheduling coordination, load forecasting and portfolio management services. “We are extremely excited to be working with Marin Clean Energy and look forward to assisting them in their efforts to provide their customers with stable […]

Commentary: Walnut Creek right to choose clean energy (East Bay Times)

Walnut Creek City Council member Bob Simmons explains the reasons why he and his fellow council members felt Marin Clean Energy was the right choice for their city. “Three principal reasons for this decision are (1) this was, by far, the best way for the city to reduce greenhouse gases and implement its Climate Action […]


The City of La Mesa, California is considering Community Choice Energy program and will be holding public meetings to discuss options for leaving SDG&E. Whether they will start their own Community Choice Energy program, or join an existing one, is not known at this time. “On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. the City Council will […]