America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by UCLA CALPIRG Students. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy
With federal climate and clean energy programs facing an uncertain future, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León has introduced legislation to commit the Golden State to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2045
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement after the Department of the Interior and the state of California announced the first phase of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for federal land in the California desert
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the first phase of theDesert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) on public lands, a conservation strategy developed by the state of California, the federal government and conservation stakeholders, including Defenders of Wildlife. The plan identifies smart from the start areas for renewable energy development that avoids or minimizes adverse effects on wildlife.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to seven businesses across California. “These organizations demonstrate that green power is an affordable investment that provides reliable energy while fighting global warming.”
Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) wrote Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asking that the Department of the Interior (DOI) move forward with the federal portion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and ensure that lands at and underneath the Salton Sea are designated as a renewable energy Development Focus Area.
Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan ‘Phased Approach’ Raises Concerns for CA Desert Conservation
After receiving more than 20,000 public comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), federal and state agencies today announced that they will finalize the plan in a “phased” approach – moving forward with large-scale renewable energy development and conservation on public lands in the California desert while slowing down the planning effort on the private lands
Washington, DC - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today introduced a measure to spur the development of renewable energy employment and construction, such as wind and solar farms and solar panel factories. The bill would primarily extend and expand a popular Treasury Department grant program that was established in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to help diminish the impact of the economic crisis on the renewable energy sector
Recovery Funded Ultra-Low Interest Loans Available to Spur Economic Growth and Energy Efficiency Projects...
August 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The California Recovery Task Force today announced that one percent interest loans funded through $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds are available for eligible public energy efficient and renewable energy projects in California. Available through the California Energy Commission, the loans will help local jurisdictions stimulate their economies and job growth while investing in energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions - all in a cost effective manner. Cities, counties, special districts, public schools, colleges and universities, public care institutions, and public hospitals are eligible to apply.
Congressman McCarthy and other Congressman to hold Energy Summit with Local and National Energy Experts. ATASCADERO, CA - May 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the American Energy Solutions Group will be hosting an Energy Summit with local and national energy experts in San Luis Obispo County, California. The Summit will be led by Congressman Devin Nunes and Congressman Kevin McCarthy, with other Members of Congress participating.