Written by Rafael Reyes Friday, 17 May 2013 20:56

El Cerrito Climate Action Plan draft for review

The City hosted public hearings in April on their draft Climate Action Plan. The City of El Cerrito adopted targets to reduce GHG emissions by 15% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 30% below 2005 levels by 2035. View the Draft Final Plan. Also, the City’s new Recycling Center has been granted a coveted LEED Platinum rating, the highest grade for green building! View the Full Article.

 

Written by Rafael Reyes Friday, 17 May 2013 20:53

Sonoma County Kickstarts Public Power Agency.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a public power program for all homes and businesses outside city limits with plans to expand countywide. Unless customers formally opt out, they would receive power from the public agency. PG&E would continue to handle other infrastructure. Business leaders said it would encourage them to invest in renewable energy projects and to sell their excess power back to the grid. View the Full Article.  In June 2012, Richmond joined the Marin Energy Authority to participate in the Marin Clean Energy CCA program.

 
 

Written by Rafael Reyes Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:55

San Francisco Doubles Funding for GoSolarSF Program

Mayor Ed Lee has announced that funding for the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will double in the next fiscal year. Beginning July 1, San Francisco residents and businesses can access an additional $2 million in incentives to install solar on their properties.

San Francisco solar map

 
 

Written by Rafael Reyes Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:40

Bike Sharing to Debut in the Bay Area

Beginning in August, a pilot bicycle-share program will launch along the Bay Area Peninsula commute corridor in the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City and San Francisco.

In the first phase of the pilot, 700 bicycles will be available at 70 bicycle stations near transit hubs, high-density residential areas and key destination points such as shopping districts and employment centers.  Unlike individual bike ownership or traditional rentals, public bike sharing offers users 24/7 access to bicycles for short trips without the worry of maintenance, theft or storage.

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Written by Rafael Reyes Thursday, 18 April 2013 22:18

Redwood City Safe Routes to School Reduces GHG Emissions.

Climate Corps Bay Area reports that over 7,000 students participated in the San Mateo County Safe Routes to School program in the Redwood City School District.  Roy Cloud School organized a 10,000-step challenge where students are given pedometers and during a weekend try to reach 10,000 steps. The challenge brought 230 students to participate during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and they registered over 7,000,000 steps, equating to over 700 miles travelled.  View the latest San Mateo County newsletter.

 
 
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