Davis in the running for $5 million energy efficiency prize
On January 14, 2015, Davis held a celebratory launch to mark its official advance to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that is challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use. The Georgetown University Energy Prize challenges…
Valero DEIR Comments are Successful
By Lynne Nittler The DEIR comments for the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project in Benicia closed on September 15, with a final landslide of important letters critical of the project arriving on the last day. Attorneys and others who have looked at the quality and quantity of…
Council Approves Davis’s PV Ordinance for New Single Family Home Construction
by Alan Pryor On August 26th the Davis City Council passed a new ordinance setting minimum standards for Solar PV on new single family home construction. The Davis Natural Resources Commission approved and forwarded to the Davis City Council a draft ordinance on April 28th. …
Celebrate 40 Years of Recycling! Come to a Workshop!
The Davis Recycling Program turns 40 this year! Thank you for participating in 40 years of curbside recycling here in Davis! To celebrate, the City is offering a series of workshops on recycling, waste reduction, composting and more. To show gratitude for all your efforts…
The Net Zero Challenge: A case study for home, church and city
Gerry Braun, former founding director of the Renewable Energy Center and active member of St Martin’s Care for God’s Creation shares his experiences of ‘going for zero’ in his home, church and working with the City of Davis. In a fascinating piece, he shares his…
Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change
What: Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change: Upping the Game! Where: Met High School, 810 V St., Sacramento When: Saturday, May 17, 9:30am–4:00pm (doors open at 8:30am; party until 5:30pm) Cost: $10–20 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds (18 and under free)…
It’s official, Davis is California’s ‘Coolest’ city
Three cities were honored Thursday at an award ceremony before the California Air Resources Board, wrapping up a yearlong CoolCalifornia Challenge in which thousands of households in cities across the state competed for the biggest citywide carbon footprint reduction. Known for its longtime commitment to…
Who is the Coolest? Davis or Sacramento?
Davis’ competitive streak (!) reached new heights last month, as Sacramento and Davis battled it out for the title of Coolest Californian city in the state-wide city challenge to reduce carbon emissions. Davis initially won the title in June – and a welcome $10,000 prize…
Per Capita Davis: Is this a great town, or what?
This column, written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Is this a great town, or what? Even after living here for 30-plus years I keep finding new reasons to be impressed. We may not live near the…
Mayor: city commits to reduce carbon footprint
This edited article appeared in Sacramento Press and covers the launch on April 3 2012 of the Cool California challenge and the participation of Davis, Sacramento and Citrus Heights Mayor Kevin Johnson spoke at his weekly press conference on Sacramento’s commitment to the Cool California…
Per Capita Davis: Statistics show we’re using sun’s energy
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis Initiative, is regularly published in the Davis Enterprise and is cross-posted here. How are we doing? Environment California recently released a report on the state of photovoltaic solar energy systems in California cities. The report…
Davis aims to be the coolest city in California
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the coolest city in all of fair California? As of Wednesday, Davis is in the running for the title of Coolest California City when it became one of the first six cities to apply for the Cool California…
Per Capita Davis: Water conservation saves money
Cross posted from Davis Enterprise. My last column made the point that energy and water are inextricably linked, and efforts to reduce water consumption also reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas production. This is a follow-up to that column. The city-sponsored community forum I talked…
Free home energy assessments
Free home energy assessments (approximate value $500) will be available to Yolo County home owners if they sign up at an upcoming Energy Upgrade California event (some restrictions may apply). A drop-in event will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 4:30 to 8:00pm at…
Please join the Davis Electrical Vehicle Association on Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Agenda: Welcome & introductions
Hot topics – Share recent EV news that you’ve heard
National Drive Electric Week – Planning for Davis’s September 25 event
New Valley Clean Energy EV rebate program – Sierra Huffman, Valley Clean Energy
EVs for the long haul: the future for heavy-duty trucks – Ash Dalal, DEVA
Highlights of Norway EV symposium – Katrina Sutton, DEVA
We’ll end with a general discussion of EVs and also open the meeting to questions, especially from people who are new to EVs.
Please register in advance for this meeting.
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The community review period for the City’s draft 2020-2040 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is open to the public for an extended 60-day period that will close on Oct 10.
To read the CAAP, visit: https://buff.ly/3SC9XmM.
Submit comments at : https://buff.ly/3wfFv8H.
DEVA invites you for their Aug 10 6pm virtual meeting open to newbies and owners alike.
Hot topics – National Drive Electric Week planning - New @VCleanEnergy Electric Vehicle rebates – trucks updates.
Register for Zoom link https://www.cooldavis.org/civicrm/mailing/url/?u=16389&qid=283181