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San Francisco Partners with ‘Sharing’ Startups to Save Lives During Disaster

Technology is changing the way people respond to emergencies. When Hurricane Sandy resulted in dead and backed-up phone lines, people turned to social…
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.
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100+ Ski Resorts Join BICEP Climate Declaration

Ceres and BICEP announced over 100 ski areas, including iconic resorts such as Squaw Valley and Park City, signed the Climate Declaration.
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California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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Almost Official: California’s Cap and Trade Program Finally Linking with Quebec

In this week's Navigating the American Carbon World pre-conference workshop on California’s cap and trade, carbon experts discussed the potential linkage between California…
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Ending the Debate: Most Republicans Actually Support Increased Renewable Energy Use

Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead…
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Why We Need A Price on Carbon

Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by…
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Growth of Commercial PACE in California

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing of clean technologies is making a comeback by targeting commercial properties. PACE is a financing program where…
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California’s New Law Makes Homemade Food Sales Legal

As of January 1, people who want to use their kitchens to prepare food for sale in California can legally do so.
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California Turns Its Carbon Market Dream into Reality

That’s it, it started, for real! Carbon allowances are now available for sale in California. Things are moving fast right now, so here’s…
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Open Letter to CA State Senator Lois Wolk on Energy Efficiency Program Access

Our research shows that the greatest impact to help California get 33% energy from renewable sources is a significant reduction in energy consumption…
California will require all emitters to surrender carbon allowances starting January 1, 2013

Going Once, Going Twice…California Auctions First Carbon Permits

California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week - permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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RIP, Food Transparency and Proposition 37

Proposition 37 is heading to defeat after scoring an approval rating of over 60 percent two months ago.
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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…