2015
Nicole Benter
Nicole Benter
Senior Program Director
July 21, 2015

The Sierra Nevada Geotourism Auction: Explore the Sierra Like Never Before

What kind of travel are you craving this season?

Would you like someone to put together fun exploration packages for you through out the Sierra that you can get at amazing prices, while supporting a project that helps small businesses and communities get a little of that tourism love? 

Well, we’re happy to say, we’ve done it!

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Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
June 25, 2015

What Exactly is Time Varying Pricing? 

Time varying pricing is a method for reducing demand for electricity on California’s electricity grid.

It’s really pretty simple: the highest demand on the electricity grid is typically during peak afternoon times when most people are using a lot of energy at work or at home. In order to avoid black outs from too much demand at one time on the grid, utilities use different prices for energy at different times of the day.

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Kristin York
Kristin York
Vice President of Business Innovation
June 12, 2015

Where Does Your Money Sleep at Night?

The Power of Impact Investing

I have a dream where people invest in local equitable capital markets that enhance the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of all in the community.

A dream where we think first about social impact and then about the economic return. Where impact investing is the norm, not the exception.

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Brittany Benesi
Brittany Benesi
Communications Director
June 05, 2015

Swinging for the Fences: SBC Partners with the Reno Aces

When you think of Sierra Business Council, baseball probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. Hopefully, you think of Sierra Nevada economic development, community vitality, and environmental regard.

This summer though, baseball is joining the mix. That’s right: we’re swinging for the fences in our efforts to let more people know about the work SBC does in the region, and baseball fans have the opportunity to give a little in return just by attending a game on July 6th.

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Paul Ahrns
Paul Ahrns
Program Director
June 03, 2015

From Planning to Action: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

As Program Director, Nicholas Martin recently discussed, our climate planning team has completed energy reduction strategies for five local governments in our region.

We are pleased to report that as of last Tuesday, all five of the jurisdictions have approved or accepted the proposed energy reduction strategies.

As a refresher, the local governments included in that list of five are Nevada City, Jackson, Plymouth, Loomis, and Amador County.

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