October 11, 2016
Rarely does a full range of governmental, environmental, and citizen groups all work together, but the crude-by-rail issue united them on an arduous journey spurred by the threat of 100 tank cars per day of crude traveling through northern California communities to the Valero refinery in Benicia and another 80 cars headed three days a week to a Phillip 66’s refinery in San Luis Obispo.
Posted on: October 11th, 2016
October 7, 2016
Davis, we are on track to reach our goal of 500 new solar systems by year’s end!
Data through the end of September shows that Davisites filed permits for 368 solar systems in 2016. We are just shy of exactly three quarters of the goal at the end of the third quarter.
Not sure what the campaign is all about? Check out our updated solar page.
Posted on: October 7th, 2016
October 3, 2016
by Mike Kluk
Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and his wife adopted solar energy in December 2013 motivated by high power bills and a desire to lower their carbon footprint. Their total energy bill was peaking at about $400 a month which was unsustainable to them on several fronts.
The family was well aware that there are two steps to get the job done: Reduce overall consumption and decrease the cost of the energy by installing solar panels.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2016
September 29, 2016
by Judy Moores and Leslie Crenna
Welcome to our new Cool Davis partner, Circle of Bees!
Circle of Bees, or CoB for short, promotes care for both domestic and wild bees, which are currently threatened nationwide. This non-profit group, headed by Board President Christian Coulon, works to help people understand that humans and bees are part of the same ecosystem.
Why is this important? We need bees as pollinators if we want our front and backyard fruit orchards and even veggies like prized tomatoes to ripen successfully.
Posted on: September 29th, 2016
September 26, 2016
By Mike Kluk
I recently test drove the all-electric Nissan Leaf at our local Nissan Dealer, Hanlees. This car runs entirely on the electric power stored in a lithium ion battery with no gas engine at all.
My wife and I were shown around the vehicle by Josh Herron, a personable young man who is working his way through UC Davis by selling cars. As the certified Leaf Specialist at Hanlees, Josh has received special training and did a good job answering all of our questions.
Posted on: September 26th, 2016