Claire Barton on Thursday, 06 January 2011 17:21
SAN JOSE, C.A., Jan. 6, 2011 - The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) today announced that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund. This grant will further enable the BACC to advance electric vehicle, energy efficiency, solar and green building innovations as its work in these areas moves into critical implementation and outreach phases.
Founded in 1992 by Lisa and Douglas Goldman, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund is a private foundation committed to providing support for charitable organizations that enhance our society. As natives of San Francisco, the Goldmans place a high priority on projects that have a positive impact on the San Francisco community.
The BACC is a public-private initiative launched by the mayors of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland with key business and civic leaders, to accelerate the Bay Area clean energy economy and response to climate change. The BACC includes major partners Bank of America, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Environmental Defense Fund, and government partners representing over 70% of the Bay Area population.
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund award will support the BACC's efforts to accelerate clean energy adoption, including the recently-launched Local Government Electric Vehicle (EV) Fleet National Demonstration Project, which will bring 90 EVs to municipal fleets throughout the region and serve as a model to catalyze the market for EVs in fleets nationwide. The grant will also be leveraged to further the BACC's work to push forward distributed solar power, energy efficiency and green building solutions.
Rafael Reyes, Director of the BACC, said: "The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund has a wonderful history of promoting change through its support of initiatives that enhance the Bay Area. With its generous recognition of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, the Fund will advance solutions that strengthen the economy and energy security while reducing climate impacts."
About the Bay Area Climate Collaborative
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) was launched by the mayors of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland to accelerate clean energy in the region and make the Bay Area a national model. A public-private initiative, the BACC includes major partners Bank of America, Pacific Gas and Electric, Environmental Defense Fund, California Energy Commission and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as local governments representing over 70% of the Bay Area population. With its ambitious 10 point action plan, the BACC is driving innovation, such as an exciting $5 million electric vehicle national demonstration project for Bay Area municipal fleets.
For more information on the BACC, please visit: www.baclimate.org