Sustainability is Not an Upgrade

By Gerry Braun and Mark Braly  (This is an article which appeared in the Davis Enterprise with minor corrections.) The City of Davis and UC Davis have climate action plans…

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Davis plans for next steps with electric vehicles

Raising awareness of electric vehicle charging needs in Davis are, from left, Gil Tal, a researcher at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; Chris Granger, executive director of Cool…

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Free Webinar March 10 on ZNE for Existing Communities

Two of the lead investigators for the Davis FREE project will discuss an innovative approach to Zero Net Energy for existing communities in a free March 10 webinar.  Join us…

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Poll: Huge Majority Wants Action on Climate Change

By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARJORIE CONNELLY  JAN. 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to…

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Mortgage Type Financing for Solar and Efficiency

PACE Makes Energy Investments Part of Your Tax Bill A novel program, to make it easier for property owners to finance renewable energy and efficiency has been launched in Yolo…

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Community Choice Energy CEOs share experience with Davis

Davis Enterprise, by Dave Ryan, April 24, 2015 |  For Community Choice Energy program members in Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa and Napa Counties, it can be lonely out there. Intermittent threats…

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Local Renewable Energy = Local Bucks

From the Institute for Local Self Reliance, September 2014 Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership…

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Davis Takes Another Step Toward $5,000,000 for Energy Efficiency

Davis has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Georgetown University Energy prize, a nationwide competition that challenges medium size communities across the US to rethink their energy use, and…

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Cool California Behavior Seminar

By Elizabeth Case, Davis Enterprise, January 09, 2015 |  Davis and Riverside are the coolest cities in California. In the past two years, Cool California, a project co-sponsored by the Air Resources…

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About Valley Climate Action Center

The Valley Climate Action Center is an outgrowth of the successful Yolo County Energy Efficiency Project (YEEP) which operated in 2004 and 2005. Yolo County, along with its partner cities,…

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