After taking part in a statewide competition, Irvine has been awarded $1-million worth of funding to help achieve its ambitious goal to have a zero-carbon economy by 2030.
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Petaluma’s r&d lab, as indicated by its name, started with research and development of several products to create more renewable and accessible sources of energy.
Climate change is the heart of many Sonoma residents’ concerns, and most of them are putting their money where their mouth is, according to data from Sonoma Clean Power. Sonoma Clean Power options have been available to Sonoma residents since 2014, and now about seven in eight residents use one of its electricity options despite being 5% more expensive than PG&E services, said Erica Torgerson, director of customer services for Sonoma Clean Power.
The Sonoma Valley Wildlands Collaborative has received a Cal Fire California Climate Investments Fire Prevention grant of $934,286 to fund an additional three years of hazardous wildfire fuels reduction and planning in Sonoma Valley, announced Joe Plaugher of Sonoma Land Trust.
As one of the premier winemaking regions in the world, the California winemakers of Napa and Sonoma counties are deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change on their vineyards, and ultimately on the quality of wines they produce
The solution to traffic and infrastructure woes along State Route 37, popularly known as Highway 37 between Novato and Vallejo, is aided by $5 million added to the pending state budget bill, Senate Bill 170. The funds are intended to help cope with the effects of climate change and sea-level rise along the route.
Sonoma County aims to be a leader in the battle to cope with the climate crisis. Our Regional Climate Protection Authority seeks to have “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions within the next nine years — by 2030. However, a recent analysis revealed that plans for more bicycle-pedestrian trails and bridges won’t be sufficient to reach that goal. We will need changes in culture comparable to those ignited by the COVID pandemic.
The commitment of the City of Sonoma to its own climate goals, as articulated in the 2020 Climate Plan and the 2020 Declaration of a Climate Emergency, runs up against a deadline for compliance with the state’s organic waste law by the end of the year.
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has officially opened the Advanced Energy Center in downtown Santa Rosa. The Advanced Energy Center, made possible in part through a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), creates an interactive educational experience that brings clean, energy-saving solutions directly to SCP customers.