California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Trending Down, Let’s Keep It That Way
The bad news is that there is a 429 million-metric ton elephant in the room—the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced in California in 2016. (The 2017 total is still being calculated.) The good news is that elephant is getting smaller, shrinking a little each…
Per Capita Davis: One step forward, two steps back
It seems the news on most topics around the globe alternates between scary and hopeful. The Climate Crisis is no exception. I’m not sure if we are on a “one step forward, two steps backwards” trajectory or a “two steps forward, one step backwards” journey….
Buying or Leasing an Electric Vehicle? Get Money Back!
If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), don’t look at that sticker price just yet. Check out tax breaks and rebates first to capitalize on a sweet bit of cash back on your purchase (with some for leases, too). There are three main…
Tarah Brady: Cool Davis Intern Extraordinaire
Greetings! My name is Tarah Brady, I am a fourth-year Community Regional Development student at UC Davis. During my second quarter at UC Davis I was sitting at the arboretum when I received an email from my department internship coordinator about a student internship opportunity…
Summer 2018 Interns at Cool Davis
Sim Bun is a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Davis. Originally from San Jose, Sim plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Public and Urban Policy upon graduating from UC Davis. Using her knowledge as a Community Regional Development major, Sim currently works with…
Per Capita Davis: There are some positive signs for renewables
My inbox gets filled with articles and information that’s interesting and important, but which doesn’t rise to the level of a 900-word column. Here are three of those items. But will they vote? Back in May, the Conservative Energy Network sponsored a poll conducted by…
COOL SOLUTIONS: The Whole House Fan
The summer months in Davis are often pretty hot, and it can be a challenge to keep your home cool and comfortable. Most of us rely on air conditioners to maintain a desired temperature, but there are many other energy-efficient and inexpensive ways to cool…
Partial Fixes for Partial Shade
Tis my delight, alone in summer shade / To pipe a simple song for thinking hearts. — William Wordsworth Wordsworth may have appreciated shade on a summer day, but solar panels do not. Most people know that solar panels produce little on a cloudy day….
Federal solar tariffs not a disincentive for Davis
On Jan. 22, President Trump issued his long-awaited ruling on the penalties to be imposed on the world’s solar module manufacturers who sell their equipment into the U.S. market. Effective Feb. 7, there is a 30-percent solar import tariff for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules….
Per Capita Davis: A white roof is a cool roof
I don’t know how it could have happened, but somehow I missed every single one of the 100 episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Most probably, this was because the show was aimed at children and aired during the daytime when I was at…
Why You Shouldn’t Burn Wood This Winter
Crossposted from the Davis Vanguard January 31, 2018. As winter settles in Yolo and Solano County, so does cooler temperatures, brisk mornings and often, the smell of wood smoke permeating the air. Many people associate cold weather with a crackling fireplace and a cup of…
100% Renewable Energy for CA with SB100
With the beginning of a new California Assembly session this month, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will likely focus attention on his bill SB100. The 100% clean, renewable electricity bill passed in the Senate last May would accelerate California’s current mandate to achieve…
Per Capita Davis: Tour the country for heartening energy-saving news
Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise Still engaged in an internal fight between optimism and pessimism about the climate crisis, I took an online tour around the country to see if We the People are all in on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Examples of what I found…
Laundry Solutions for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Spending a little time thinking about how you wash and dry your clothes can have a big impact on your sustainable lifestyle. Combine your grandparents’ wisdom with some modern ingenuity and get some truly fantastic results.
What are you doing with your CA Climate Credit?
Twice a year, millions of California residents receive a credit on their utility bill identified as the “California Climate Credit.” The Climate Credit is one of many programs resulting from landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Taken together, these programs are cutting…
Davis Recognized as Solar Energy National Leader
Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise By Special to The Enterprise From page A7 | May 03, 2017 SolSmart, a program funded by he U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has recognized Davis with a Gold Award. Davis will be identified as a solar energy national leader…
Per Capita Davis: Good news for local solar power
April 19, 2017 By John Mott-Smith Crossposted the Davis Enterprise page A10 This column is primarily about rooftop solar in Yolo County, but before we get to that, there have been at least two interesting announcements from the tech world recently in terms of the future…
Greener Davis: Waste, Water, Wildthings, and CCE
April 22 this year marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day! In celebration of this occasion, please join City of Davis staff for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining)….
Former Davis Mayor Living the PV/EV Dream
NEWS FLASH: Rooftop solar permits were pulled for 502 Davis residences in 2016! Check out our latest newsletter and read all about it! Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise From page A9 | February 08, 2017 By Carla Arango When Joe and Janet Krovoza open their…
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Backup Battery Systems: The Final Piece of the Energy Puzzle - Cool Davis
Our homes are more important than ever. Having a home that powers itself, even when there’s a power outage, equates to huge peace of mind.
Unfold Podcast Launches Season 2 Focused on Climate Change - UC Davis
Unfold Podcast Launches Season 2 Focused on Climate Change
After a summer of heat waves, wildfires, orange skies and hurricanes, people are beginning to recognize that climate change is here now. But are we to...
Climate Strike Davis Plans Central Park Camp-out to Call-out the Crisis
Climate Strike Davis Plans Central Park Camp-out to Call-out the Crisis - Cool Davis
Noon on Friday to Noon Saturday Central Park, Davis (5th and B St.)
Protect your Prostate and Lower Your Cancer Risk by Changing Your Diet @thebeetofficial
To Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer, Eat More Plant-Based Foods
Diet and exercise play a major role in your lifetime risk of prostate cancer, as new studies emerge that link higher risk to a diet rich in red meat a...