2015
Evan Pierce
Evan Pierce
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark Americorps Member
August 20, 2015

Respecting our Elders: a Unified Front on Climate Change

 

I had an interesting conversation with my boss the other day.

We were driving back from an SBC presentation in Sutter Creek, one of the jurisdictions we are trying to recruit for an energy action plan, and were in the midst of one of those conversations that can only be had on a two-plus hour ride with a trusted friend or coworker.

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Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
August 13, 2015

Jobs Like Mine: A look at Critiques of The Clean Power Plan

I always have to smile when I hear someone claim that renewable energy will cost jobs or that acting to stop climate change will bring about the destruction of the U.S. economy, because I am living proof that they are wrong.

No, I’m not a superhero with mutant powers able to absorb greenhouse gasses and shoot jobs out of my wrists (that would be a brilliant idea, but Stan Lee won’t return my phone calls), I’m just a guy who counts light bulbs. I’ll get to why in a minute, but first there is some news you should know about.

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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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