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Discussions with tag 'California'

Should we be Worried about the Rapidly Expanding Desalinization Industry?

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Access to water is a growing issue, particularly with recent droughts. At first, desalinization sounds like a good idea. But I was reading an Environmental News Network article about how desalin…

Filed under: Climate Change

Keywords: Environment,Water,Desalinization,California

0 replies | 579 views | Posted on: 09/02/2015 | Last updated: 09/02/2015

California Passes Legislation to Procure 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

On September 11, the California legislature made history by passing SB 350, a plan to to procure at least 50 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy sources, including wind and solar,…

Filed under: News

Keywords: Energy,Energy Efficiency,Renewable Energy,California

0 replies | 783 views | Posted on: 09/16/2015 | Last updated: 09/16/2015

California's Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act - 50% of Consumer Energy to be from Renewable Sources

by Stella Ng'oma // Green building enthusiast

California has had the most severe droughts in recent years. In the wake of the continued drought, several stakeholders, including State and Federal officials are working diligently together to reduce…

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: Climate Change,clean energy,Pollution,California

0 replies | 432 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

Green California Summit and Exposition - April 21-22, Sacramento Convention Center

by alicia2390 // Admin

Green California Summit and Exposition - April 21-22, Sacramento Convention Center - 10th Anniversary - California sets an example in many respects for green programs throughout the country, and t…

Filed under: California

California Green Building

Keywords: Green Building,Sustainability,Building Codes,California

0 replies | 563 views | Posted on: 02/16/2016 | Last updated: 02/16/2016

California's Excellent Problem - Excess Solar Energy!

by JackSawyer // Student

This spring California has seen a low demand for power during the day while solar energy continues to be churned out by panels that are able to supply power for 3 million homes - there is excess energ…

Filed under: Energy

California Green Building

Keywords: Green Building,clean energy,Solar,California

1 replies | 2244 views | Posted on: 06/05/2016 | Last updated: 10/13/2017

Natural Gas - A Casualty of California's Renewable Energy Boom?

by JackSawyer // Student

After California's 2000 and 2001 energy crisis the state decided to install natural gas plants to help support energy demands, as well as offer a somewhat cleaner and more environmentally friendly alt…

Filed under: Energy

California Green Building

Keywords: Renewable Energy,Natural Gas,California,reuters

0 replies | 1601 views | Posted on: 06/10/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

JUNE 30th: San Diego Green Budiling Council Summer Social: 10th Anniversary Celebration

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Join the San Diego Green Building Council for their 10th anniversary Summer Social event at their new downtown location adjacent to Petco Park. When: Thursday, June 30th, 2016 (5:30-8:00 PM) …

California's Nuclear Energy Coming to a Close

by JackSawyer // Student

PG&E, one of California's largest energy utilities, announced on June 21st that it will be closing its last running nuclear power plant in California, the Diablo Canyon, within the next decade! This i…

Filed under: Energy

California Green Building

Keywords: clean energy,Renewable Energy,Nuclear Energy,Power Plants,California,Utilities,Nuclear,Goal

0 replies | 872 views | Posted on: 06/26/2016 | Last updated: 06/27/2016

New Federal Rules To Hinder California's Clean Energy Goals

by JackSawyer // Student

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is a "strategy that will help conserve desert lands and plan for a clean energy future. It will provide permanent protection to the desert’s pub…

Filed under: Government Policies

Keywords: clean energy,Solar,Wind energy,California,Nature Conservation,Desert,Regulations,Federal

1 replies | 746 views | Posted on: 07/03/2016 | Last updated: 07/05/2016

Report Shows California's Push for Clean Energy is on the Right Path

by JackSawyer // Student

The California Green Innovation Index has come out with a report that supplies outstanding statistics to support California's progress on its renewable energy goals. The report examined California's e…

Filed under: Industry Research Organizations

California Green Building

Keywords: clean energy,Energy Efficiency,Wind energy,Solar Energy,California,report,biomass,state,data,statistics

0 replies | 1224 views | Posted on: 07/04/2016 | Last updated: 07/04/2016

The Power of Solar Energy to Offset Peak Electric Demand

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

The past few months, summer has been hitting the United States with full force. 2016 has slashed heat records, and temperatures over the past few months have been significantly hotter than the histori…

California Sets New Solar Production Record

by JackSawyer // Student

California continues to make tremendous progress towards harnessing 50% of it's energy from renewable sources by 2030, and news coming out this week reinforces that, as the state has managed to set a …

California Green Building

Keywords: Energy,clean energy,California,Utilities,Goal,Mandates,Record

0 replies | 697 views | Posted on: 07/16/2016 | Last updated: 07/16/2016

California’s Efficient Permit Licensing Helps Residential Solar Expand

by JackSawyer // Student

California has been leading the country in solar energy consumption and looks to continue this impressive achievement as it implements new progressive policies like “The Expedited Solar Permitting A…

Filed under: Government Agencies and Initiatives

California Green Building

Keywords: Renewable Energy,Solar Energy,California,Licensing

0 replies | 1139 views | Posted on: 08/05/2016 | Last updated: 08/05/2016

Clinton looks to California Regulators for Green Fuel Standards

by JackSawyer // Student

Hillary Clinton is looking to find new ways to revamp the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a regulation that was created in 2005 to try and promote renewable energy fuels, in order to do this she has so…

Filed under: Government Agencies and Initiatives

California Green Building

Keywords: Climate Change,Energy Policy,California,Hillary Clinton

0 replies | 685 views | Posted on: 08/08/2016 | Last updated: 08/08/2016

A Turning Point in California's Clean Energy Future - Webcast - September 6th, 2016

by JackSawyer // Student

This hour long webcast will cover the proposal to phase out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California by 2025. A coalition of labor leaders, environmental groups, and Pacific Gas and Electr…

Filed under: Environmental Activism

California Green Building

Keywords: Greenbiz,California,Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant,Webcast

0 replies | 340 views | Posted on: 08/31/2016 | Last updated: 08/31/2016

Senate Bill 32 Sets Aggressive New Goal for California Emission Levels

by JackSawyer // Student

California is leading the nation in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, and has done so through aggressive climate bills. This effective methodology looks to continue as California recently passed Sena…

Filed under: Government Policies

California Green Building

Keywords: Renewable Energy,California,National Grid,Senate Bill 32,Grid

0 replies | 848 views | Posted on: 09/01/2016 | Last updated: 09/01/2016

Green California Schools and Community Colleges - 10th Anniversary, November 2-3

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Schools play a vital role in creating a greener future. They will likely be the first place most students encounter determined efforts to conserve energy and water or to reduce waste. They can help st…

Filed under: California

California Green Building

Keywords: California,Green Schools

0 replies | 362 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016 | Last updated: 09/26/2016

How California is charting a path forward on Clean Energy

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

The late California historian Kevin Starr once wrote, “California had long since become one of the prisms through which the American people, for better and for worse, could glimpse their future.” …

Filed under: Energy

California Green Building

Keywords: California,renewables,Clean Energy Policy,clean energy jobs

0 replies | 4147 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/16/2017

2017 Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE): Connected Cities - Economic, Environmental & Equity Solutions, April 20

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

16th Annual MGBCE: Connected Cities - Economic, Environmental & Equity Solutions (MGBCE) - #MGBCE2017 April 20, 8 am - 4:30 pm 7:00 a.m. check-in and continental Breakfast Event begins promptly …

Filed under: California

California Green Building

Keywords: Green Building,Social Equity,California,Cities,Infrastructure

1 replies | 484 views | Posted on: 04/08/2017 | Last updated: 04/08/2017

Gaps Analysis - Help Inform Zero Net Energy Policy! Take this Survey, and Help California's Energy Commission

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

California has set some impressive energy goals for buildings: -All new residential construction should net zero energy (ZNE) by 2020. -All new nonresidential construction should be ZNE by 2030. …

Filed under: Studies/Surveys

Keywords: California,Net Zero Energy

0 replies | 1036 views | Posted on: 08/07/2017 | Last updated: 08/07/2017

California phased out the inefficient incandescent light bulb as of January 1st, 2018.

by Amy

California has officially retired the incandescent light bulb, more than 125 years old, as of January 1st. The new standards cover nearly all common bulbs used in homes, and require bulbs manufactured…

Filed under: Government Policies

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,California,LED Lighting,incandescent bulbs,light bulbs

0 replies | 687 views | Posted on: 02/09/2018 | Last updated: 02/09/2018

Webinar - Mission Possible! Southern California Prop 39 ZNE School Retrofit Pilot Case Studies, September 27

by Connie NBI

This one-hour webinar will highlight two ZNE school retrofit projects – one at a district scale and another at a community college. Featured projects include Garden Grove School District and San Ber…

Filed under: Webinars

Related to: Information and Resources

California Green Building

Keywords: California,Green Schools,Zero Net Energy,Sustainable Schools,ZNE,zero net energy schools

0 replies | 383 views | Posted on: 08/29/2018 | Last updated: 09/01/2018

CALGreen Workshop, April 26, Santa Monica CA, 10am-4pm

by ella.nielsen44 // Student

California Energy Code 2019: Challenges and Mandatory Changes

This three-hour session will bring you up to date on changes to the Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) for residential and non-residen

Filed under: California

California Green Building

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,Building Codes,California,green technology

0 replies | 654 views | Posted on: 03/22/2019 | Last updated: 03/22/2019

California Building Codes: Setting the Pace for Sustainability Workshop, May 15, Sacramento, CA

by ella.nielsen44 // Student

Code experts from the relevant state agencies will highlight key issues, address implementation strategies and answer questions concerning the 2019 Code. Find out what might be coming in future code u

Filed under: California

California Green Building

Keywords: Sustainability,Building Codes,California

0 replies | 678 views | Posted on: 04/25/2019 | Last updated: 04/27/2019

Tiny Footprint Expo Oct 11-13, San Luis Obispo, CA

by abu417 // Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

SmartShare Housing Solutions partners with the City of San Luis Obispo and 33 other tiny house & sustainability organizations to bring you the Tiny Footprint Expo on October 11-13 2019 to help edu

Filed under: Tiny Houses

California Green Building

Keywords: Sustainable Architecture,Tiny Houses,California,Tiny Homes

0 replies | 486 views | Posted on: 09/25/2019 | Last updated: 09/25/2019