July 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
If you want bold action on climate change, vote for candidates who advocate for reducing the amount of fossil fuels extracted, not just those who want to curb emissions. That's the advice of two New York Times op-ed writers, including presidential candidate Jay Inslee.
October 3rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
It's chilling seeing a young man riding an electric scooter on a main street with only flip-flops and a pair of shorts. You can't help wonder how long. ... You know what I mean — how long until the first fatality. And then it happened. I got home and heard about a 24-year-young man who passed away after falling off one.
And now make way for laws and politicians
August 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA has announced it will freeze vehicle fuel economy standards and rescind the waiver that allows California to set its own transportation emissions standards. Car makers are jubilant, even if they won't admit it publicly.
June 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Climate advocates James Hansen and Bill McKibben are still committed to effective policies that will address global warming. One is pessimistic while one is cautiously optimistic.
June 4th, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli
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March 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Yale Environment 360 and Environment America are working to expand the amount of renewable energy in America and support the Paris climate accords at the local level.
March 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
As Kirsten Grind's reporting on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) in the Wall Street Journal expanded, the mortgage banking lobby's anti-PACE talking points were embraced
March 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Rooftop solar power prices have been dropping. Home energy storage prices have been dropping. New and increasingly compelling electric vehicles keep coming to market. These are cleantech topics that come up daily as these industries keep growing and growing. However, there are transformative elements of the cleantech world that stem from more nuanced business innovations and policies. One of those is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing
January 30th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
California governor Jerry Brown has signed an executive order that sets a goal of 5 million zero emissions cars on the state's roads by 2030. The state will invest $2.5 billion to greatly expand the number of charging and hydrogen refueling stations available to California residents.
December 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report, which gives details about the mix of energy experienced by all utilities within the state during the preceding 12 months. The report for this year, released in November, shows that all three of the state's investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric — are projected to derive 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. That is a full decade ahead of schedule. PG&E reports it used 32.9% renewable energy in the past year. The figure for SoCal Edison was 28.2%. San Diego Gas & Electric led the pack with 43.2% renewable energy
December 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
America's Pledge, an initiative launched to compile and quantify actions taken by US non-federal actors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, last week published its first report in which it outlines seven ways in which states, cities, and businesses can step up to address climate action.
November 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Representatives from 10 US states, over 100 cities and more than 1000 corporations presented a unified vision of what America can do to combat the existential threat of climate change even in the face of obstinacy on the part of the federal goverment.
November 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
California Governor Jerry Brown joined United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg on Saturday to reaffirm the commitment of American states, cities, and businesses, to the Paris Climate Agreement, despite the fact that US President Donald Trump officially pulled the United States out of the Accords in June.
October 10th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two landmark companion pieces of legislation into law last week which serve to create a comprehensive consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing.
July 18th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg have launched America's Pledge on climate change, a new initiative that they hope will gather together and quantify all the action being taken by states, cities, and business across the United States to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
July 9th, 2017 | by Jeremy Bloom
While President Trump was blowing off the G20 session on climate change to spend more than 2 hours chilling with Vlad Putin, California Governor Jerry Brown crashed the party in Hamburg (via video) to announce that California (with an economy bigger than France, bigger than the UK) would take the lead on hosting a Global Climate Summit in San Francisco next year
June 14th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown ended his week-long California-China Climate Mission, the Governor signed and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation between the state and Germany.
June 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
"States rights" is a simple term fraught with grave political overtones in America. It's not a stretch to say the Civil War was about states rights. The Jim Crow laws that followed were about states rights. Now, as a result of the decision by the putative president to abrogate the country's commitment to the Paris climate accords, states rights is once again a rallying cry in American politics
June 5th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Following in the wake of US President Donald Trump's wayward decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement, governors and mayors from across the country have thumbed their nose at their President, and committed to the Accords regardless.
April 4th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The Government of Scotland and the Government of California have signed a joint agreement committing to work together on tackling climate change, an agreement the two governments hope will provide a model for other governments to follow