Understanding SB 100

Thanks to CEERT's co-chair, Laura Wisland, for creating this very helpful fact sheet on SB 100.

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Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

By David Roberts | Vox Media Link to article “An engineering problem that, when solved, solves energy.” Geothermal power is the perpetual also-ran of renewable energy, chugging along in the background for decades, never quite breaking out of its little niche, forever causing energy experts to say, “Oh, yeah, geothermal … what’s up with that?” […]

California needs to accelerate efforts to achieve clean energy goals

By Guest Commentary; Phil Angelides | CalMatters Link to article As our state has suffered through a summer of record-breaking heat waves, blackouts and wildfires, Gov. Gavin Newsom has rightly pegged what’s principally behind these challenges: “If you are in denial about climate change,” he said recently, “come to California.” In the wake of wildfires […]

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

By Lisa Friedman | New York Times Link to article WASHINGTON — Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new nationwide study that offers the first clear link between […]

California Renewables Curtailments Surge as Coronavirus Cuts Energy Demand

By Jeff St. John | GTM Link to article State officials signed off Thursday on a climate change target that critics say will reduce planet-warming emissions far too slowly. The action comes as economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to slow the growth of renewable energy. Meeting via video conference to protect […]

California approves climate change target that critics say is far too weak

By Sammy Roth | LA Times Link to article State officials signed off Thursday on a climate change target that critics say will reduce planet-warming emissions far too slowly. The action comes as economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to slow the growth of renewable energy. Meeting via video conference to protect […]

California is a climate leader. But here’s why it needs to move even faster

By Sammy Roth | LA Times Link to article California is aiming to slash planet-warming emissions faster than ever over the next decade — and critics say state officials aren’t acting with nearly enough urgency. The Golden State reached its 2020 climate change goal four years early, bringing economy-wide emissions back down to 1990 levels […]