Vampire power: how much your house can be losing
A new report by the National Resources Defense Council reveals that as much as $19 billion worth of electricity may be wasted in U.S. homes by devices when they’re not being actively being used. That is equal to the output of 50 large power plants…
Community Choice Energy Forum
California’s two operating community choice energy programs will keynote a public forum on Davis’ energy choices on Thursday, April 23, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard. The forum is free and registration is not required.
Where would you put new EV charging in Davis?
Cool Davis is currently working alongside the City of Davis, Valley Climate Action Center, and the UCD Institute for Transportation Studies to plan the next 10 years of electric vehicle (EV) charging in Davis. We would like to extend the opportunity for you to participate in this planning….
Act Now! Free EV Charging Stations for PG&E Customers
(By: Shelby Kelley) If you’ve been pondering getting an electric car or you have one and haven’t installed a home charging station now is a prime time to get one. Don’t worry businesses, you can get in on this deal too so you can offer workplace…
Interested in Electric Vehicles, Come to the Next SacEV Meeting
(By: Shelby Kelley & Guy Hall) We here at Cool Davis would like to pass along this invitation to SacEV’s next meeting. The new Tesla Dual Drive will be there along with other fabulous EVs that you may have seen around town and might like to…
Let’s take Davis’ energy future seriously
Cross-posted from Special to The Enterprise By Gerry Braun and Richard McCann October 19, 2014 Last year, the Davis City Council funded work to evaluate the city’s long-term electricity service options. The matter was tabled as the June election drew near. Then this summer, the…
Smart, clean and local energy technologies for Davis
(Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise by Gerry Braun and Lorenzo Kristov) In their last article, Gerry Braun and Richard McCann summarized energy service options available to Davis, pointing to the benefits of locally accountable energy service delivering clean, low-carbon electricity to Davis residents and businesses….
Sam Webb brings new energy to Cool Davis
(By Pachia Vang) Sam Webb is one of three new Cool Davis members who joins us from the CivicSpark AmeriCorps program in Sacramento. For the next 11-months Sam and his cohorts will be working on energy, transportation, and consumption in Davis. As our energy lead,…
Quake Shows need for Resilient Energy Infrastructure
Review of article by Elena Krieger The recent earthquake in the Napa area raises all kinds of concerns for us as we consider the implications of a serious quake closer to home. What if the quake causes a fire? What if the power is knocked…
Drought, unwatered lawns are killing trees
By Dave Ryan Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise | Photo by Sue Cockrell/Enterprise Got a brown lawn? You might have a dying tree, too. As trepidation about the city’s plans to raise water rates and calls for conservation sink into Davis’ conscience, the city’s urban…
Share water conservation Tips and Pics
By Jennifer Gilbert With low groundwater levels and the worst drought California has seen, the city of Davis is committed to working with the community to save water. The city has launched SaveDavisWater.org, a website that provides conservation tips, rebates, workshop information and more. The…
How Cool Can We Be? Net Zero Innovation Parks?
Now is the time to give your input on the new proposed Innovation Park concepts for our community. Three new developments including two Innovation Park locations are being discussed right now with community and city leaders. Many may already be familiar with the: Gateway project…
New Cool Davis Partner: RepowerYolo
August 26, 2016 Chris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions…
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. …
Cool Davis Partner: Greiner, Heating and Air, Inc.
“Greiner steps outside of the box for whole-home energy efficiency; we don’t just swap out boxes,” says Shaun Satterwhite, the General Manager, “Greiner recognizes the importance of installing energy efficient systems. And it doesn’t stop there. Our company offers solar electric installation, insulation, and tankless…
Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy
This May, the Governments of California, British Colombia, Oregon, and Washington met in San Francisco to sign the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy for their combined population of 53 million. It acknowledges, “the clear and convincing scientific evidence of climate change, ocean…
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…
Now for some good news on climate change
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. The last column was about bad news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They issued three reports recently. Last September, the first report made the point that scientists…
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A message from Fossil Free California: On May 20, the University of California revealed that it had completed the full divestment of its $1.26 billion portfolio. ... our intention [is] to promote divestment to “build back better”
UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels
The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford...
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
GM EV Batteries Will Last For 1 Million Miles & Have 600 Mile Range
General Motors says it is making good progress toward new batteries with higher energy density and lower costs. It will use pouch cells manufactured a...
Join Tuleyome from where you are. The flowers will keep coming!
Tomorrow (5/22) at 9AM is our Bear Valley Virtual Wildflower Tour! Join us in #EnjoyingOutsideInside
Register for free in advance at http://tuleyome.org/events/bear-valley-virtual-wildflower-tour/
The City of Davis is hosting a special Bike Bingo contest to celebrate May Is Bike Month. The contest is open to Davis students Kindergarten through 12th grade. Fill in your bingo cards for a chance to win weekly prizes.
May Is Bike Month Bingo Contest for Students - Cool Davis
Bike Bingo Contest Week 4 - May 24 - 30