Written by Rafael Reyes Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:40
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.
Written by Rafael Reyes Thursday, 18 April 2013 22:18
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.
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.
- Joint Venture to Host 4th Annual "Energy Storage Symposium"
- Fremont Approves New Sustainability Commission
- Bay Area Climate Collaborative, Bridgelux to Foster Move to Advanced Energy Efficient Streetlighting
- Solar Panels Help East Contra Costa Sanitation District Save on PG&E Bills
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