Written by Rafael Reyes Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:05
The city is embarking on a program to install solar panels at municipal buildings and convert existing streetlights to Light-Emitting Diode technology, as part of an energy-efficiency program officials say will save taxpayers more than $10 million over the next 25 years. Click for Full Article.
Written by BACC Editor Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:45
Electric vehicle drivers in Oakland, Hayward, Alameda, and San Leandro are now able to charge their cars for free, through the end of 2014. As part of a region-wide, ongoing climate action plan, these cities are participating in a pilot program aimed at stimulating the EV market in Alameda County. In total, 40 free charging stations are now accessible in county-owned parking garages, lots, and buildings. In December 2014, the county's Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not the charging stations will remain free.
Written by BACC Editor Friday, 01 March 2013 18:07
The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) was recognized with the 2013 Climate Leadership Award Winners by the US EPA. SCWA committed in 2006 to operating a carbon-free water system by 2015. The agency’s efforts to achieve this goal include leading a county-wide local government electric vehicle effort, initiating Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program financing for clean energy projects, and developing a Community Choice Aggregation program to facilitate distribution and development of renewable energy county-wide. The water agency also leads the Sonoma County Efficiency Financing Program to aggregate and fund energy and water efficiency upgrades at schools and public buildings county-wide. Nationally, the agency initiated, helped establish, and supports Applied Solutions, a non-profit network of counties and cities that identify and share innovative clean energy projects, programs, and financial mechanisms.
Written by BACC Editor Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:13
Mark your calenders -- Joint Venture will be hosting its 4th annual Energy Storage Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at Microsoft Auditorium in Mountain View. Come listen to US Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman and California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, as well as an energy storage policy briefing and updates on a variety of local energy storage initiatives.
Written by Rafael Reyes Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:25
Fremont City Council voted to approve formation of an Environmental Sustainability Commission, a new seven-member panel to oversee implementation of the city's recently approved Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan aims at helping the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020.
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- SunPower, Solar Stocks Surge After Warren Buffett Buys California Plants
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