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
For more about electric vehicles and incentives, visit our Drive Electric webpage. Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise From page A9 | February 08, 2017 By Carla Arango When Joe and Janet Krovoza open their PG&E bill each month, they’re not surprised to see they owe less than…
Davis doubling up on clean solar energy
Crossposted from The Davis Enterprise From page A8 | February 01, 2017 By Mike Kluk and Leslie Crenna We did it, Davis! High-fives and a fist bump. In late May 2016, the city of Davis and Cool Davis — via City Council resolution — challenged…
Editorial Asks How We Will Fund Climate and Energy Research
The Sacramento Bee published an important special opinion article on Jan. 25, 2017, titled State must fund valuable research on climate and energy. To convert to renewable energy, the authors assert, we need more research in storage battery technology, breakthroughs in non-carbon transportation fuels, development…
Smile On, Keep Calm, and Give Cool!
On December 2nd the Davis Green Drinks chapter hosted Danny Kennedy, Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund, who spoke about the clean energy revolution taking place all over the planet. It was one of the most uplifting conversations we’ve had locally in this…
Solar Roof Dynamics: Connecting Solar to the Roofing Industry
November 9, 2016 Cool Davis welcomes new partner Solar Roof Dynamics! When Aaron Nitzkin founded Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD), his goal was to transform the roofing industry by enabling roofing contractors to integrate solar into their business operations, and he is doing it. In a…
Double Up on Solar Campaign Looking Bright
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…
Saylor Slashes Energy Costs with Solar Following Energy Retrofit
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…
Dear Counselor: City protects your right to let the sun shine
By Preston Morgan Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise July 24, 2016 Question: I own a house in Davis, and I installed solar panels some years ago. When I put the panels in, my neighbor assured me that he would cooperate in keeping a small patch…
Citizens Lobby Brings “Carbon Fee and Dividend” Legislation to Congress
July 28, 2016 By Stu Pettygrove Four members of the Yolo chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) – Rob and Terry Beggs of Woodland, and Mike Russell and Stu Pettygrove of Davis – traveled to Washington, D.C., for the 2016 Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) Conference…
Shade Issues No Problem for This Solar System
July 28, 2016 By Mike Kluk Richard and Linda Allison, their three daughters, and Linda’s mother live in a house on a quiet South Davis cul de sac. With six in the family, power use is going to be relatively high no matter how you…
Party Platforms Vastly DIfferent on Climate Change
It’s no surprise that the 2016 Republican and Democratic Party Platforms differ in their discussion of climate change and energy. In fact, they are near polar opposites, but does it really matter? As it turns out, a comprehensive analysis of the two party platforms shows…
They Waited Forty Years for Solar to Be Affordable – Now It Is
July 5, 2016 by Mike Kluk Craig Thomsen and Paula Samuelsen looked into the feasibility of installing solar panels when they originally purchased their home in 1988, but at that time it was simply too expensive for their budget. Finally, costs reached a tipping point sometime…
Local Businessman Saves Money by Installing Rooftop Solar
July 1, 2016 By Carla Arango Mike Hart, CEO and Founder of Sierra Energy, is saving thousands of dollars every year since he installed solar panels. His desire to reduce his carbon footprint encouraged him to go solar, but that’s not the only thing he…
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.
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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