How to Become a One Cool City
Cool Davis is a citizen group working to support the Davis Climate Action and Adaptation Plan goals to lower our collective carbon footprint. The organization is focused on solutions to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in three main areas: 1) Transportation, 2)…
Per Capita Davis: Wind energy potential explored
This column on wind energy and our campaign for ‘One Cool City’ is by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis and is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. When we think of renewable energy in Davis or Yolo County, we (or at least I) think…
Zero Interest Funds Available for Energy Efficiency
Yolo Energy Watch News Release Yolo Energy Watch wants to make local businesses aware of an excellent vehicle for funding energy efficiency projects. “On Bill Finance” (OBF) is a PG&E program offered specifically to businesses that can reduce or eliminate the upfront cost of installing…
Vote now for Cool Davis and help us win $5000!
Vote today to help Cool Davis win the $5,000 Community Challenge Grant. Vote at Yolo Federal Credit Union through August 31. Competition with four other great local non-profits is stiff, so every vote for Cool Davis matters! Climate change is real, and it’s already happening. The…
Sustainable Living Tips for Renters
Four UC Davis design students have come up with an imaginative way to share tips for renters looking to save money and reduce their environmental impact. They created their own 2 x 2.5 foot model of a furnished apartment with an accompanying brochure entitled An…
Per Capita Davis: The reliability of our power supply
This column is written fortnightly by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, and is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise Back in February, I wrote a column about nuclear power and the trouble I was having balancing the risks against the benefits. Basically, is the…
Farmers market: Ask the Expert sessions in August
Wondering how to keep your house cool without turning on the air-conditioning? Curious as to how dietary changes can make a difference to your carbon impact? Then come down to Farmers Market during August and get free advice from experts in these fields. The Cool…
Davis residents now eligible for renewable energy discounts
Deadline extended to August 10: Don’t miss out! A new solar and energy efficiency discount program for Yolo County and the Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland may just be the solution you need to install solar panels or energy upgrades in your…
Davis is going solar!
This great summary of solar energy development in Davis was written by Jeff Hudson of the Davis Enterprise. You can visit the original article here and subscribe here. Photovoltaic solar panels have been going up all over Davis during the past few years — at…
Per Capita Davis: Yocha Dehe tribe has a commitment to stewardship
This post is written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, and cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. I recently had the opportunity (two, in fact) to learn what the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has done on its Cache Creek lands to increase energy efficiency,…
Shared Solar One Step Closer to Reality
(Lee Barken, GreenTechMedia) The California Assembly’s Utility & Commerce Committee just advanced a bill entitled the Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program, or SB843, with an 10-to-2 vote on Monday June 25. This 2,000 megawatt program would create a new $7 billion market for renewable energy….
Community Choice Energy workshop video
On June 14, Cool Davis co-sponsored a workshop on the exciting potential of the Community Choice Energy Act which looks to pool our community’s buying power and enable everyone to have access to renewable energy even if you are a renter or unable to afford…
City of Davis and Schools sponsor Renewable Energy Bill
Davis’ schools and Joe Krovoza, the mayor of Davis have co-sponsored a bill by Senator Lois Walk, that could allow Californian residents to get their power from renewable resources and thereby create new investment and jobs across California.
Community choice energy workshop on June 14
Is it time for Davis to have control over its own energy future and make the investments in renewable energy that all we want. Cool Davis is sponsoring a Community Choice Energy Workshop at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 14 at the Davis Senior Center…
PG&E hopes to offer Green Option
Reposted from Davis Enterprise PG&E may soon make “going green” a little easier for its customers. On Tuesday, the utility went before the California Public Utilities Commission to formally propose a “Green Option” program that, if approved, would allow PG&E to offer 100 percent renewable…
How cool are we?
The CoolCalifornia Challenge began today on April 2 2012. In the next few months, we’ll find out just how cool we really are in Davis, one household at a time. “It’s a fun competition,” says Chris Granger, one of the key Cool Davis organizers. “Every…
Per Capita Davis: How much energy does your TV use?
This post by John Mott-Smith, a member of the Cool Davis Initiative is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise where this originally appeared. A statistic can be revealing — conveying in a number what it may take paragraphs to describe in words. Of course, statistics…
Feb 28: Amory Lovins to talk on how to eliminate US oil and coal use by 2050
Renowned physicist Amory Lovins will be speaking at UC Davis at 12pm on February 28 on the themes of his new book “Reinventing Fire” which outlines a detailed roadmap for eliminating coal and oil use by 2050. Don’t miss this chance to hear this scientist…
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…
Energy saving advice
Do you want to reduce energy and save money? Want to know what incentives and rebates exist to help you make the shift? The Yolo County Library in partnership with Yolo Energy Watch, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Energy Upgrade California will be hosting…
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