Energy & Climate Action News

San Mateo County Libraries - April 25, 2017

County library users can borrow a “Check It Out!” Energy and Water Savings Toolkit from any community public library in San Mateo County.

Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit - April 13, 2017

Fancy free electricity? Want to be rid of those pesky energy companies asking you for money every month/quarter? Then there’s a simple way. Move to Germany.

Reuters - March 17, 2017

A greener energy mix helped keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat in 2016 yet more needs to be done to avert a harmful rise in global temperatures, International Energy Agency (IEA) data showed on Friday.

KQED - January 24, 2017

Seven years ago, Sunnyvale resident Mark Chung took a three-week vacation. When he came home, his electricity bill looked more than a little off.

Los Angeles Times - December 15, 2016

The California Energy Commission has passed sweeping energy-efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, becoming the first state in the nation to adopt such rules.

The New York Times - December 12, 2016

What do washing the dishes and uploading pictures to Facebook have in common?
In most places, not much. But in Paris, they both could help heat your local swimming pool.

Triple Pundit - November 16, 2016

One of the goals President Obama mentioned in his 2013 State of the Union address was to reduce the energy wasted in “American homes and businesses” by half by 2030.

NPR - April 07, 2016

Oregon's biggest power companies will have 14 years to wean themselves from coal, under a new bill approved by lawmakers Wednesday. The measure has the support of Gov. Kate Brown — and the state's two largest electric companies.

Triple Pundit - February 08, 2016

The Golden State is quickly becoming America’s solar state, with a huge lead on the rest of the country due to favorable policy frameworks and innovative new energy companies.

Global Flare - November 18, 2015

n a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, a move that is building on a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry.