MENLO PARK – Menlo Park plans to transition low-income homes in Belle Haven to electric energy at no-cost to homeowners. City officials say robust community outreach will be essential to getting families to opt-in to the electrification program, a local step to combat climate change. At their Oct. 10 meeting, City Councilmembers reviewed a proposal
Earlier this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law 40 climate-related bills that allocate $54 billion to help the state achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Now, all eyes are turned to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the clean air agency assigned with developing California’s climate strategy. The board is set to vote Dec.
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a revised proposal to the net energy metering solar tariff. If approved, Californians who install rooftop solar after April 15, 2023 would receive 75% less in credit payments from utility companies than residents who have solar now. If the CPUC votes yes to this proposal
LOS GATOS— Cal Fire conducted a historic controlled burn Nov. 4 over four acres of Soquel Demonstration State Forest, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The burn came after weeks of work by the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to prepare some 17 acres of the
Peninsula Press · Palo Alto launches new program to transition to electric water heaters Palo Alto, in a bid to phase out gas water heaters and reduce fossil fuel emissions, is making it easier for residents to install electric heat pumps. The Palo Alto City Council on Oct. 3 approved the Advanced Hot Water Heat
Peninsula Press · 'EV Week' Lets Consumers Test Drive Electric Vehicles SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area-based electric vehicle advocacy group Charge Across Town held their annual EV Week event at Embarcadero Plaza on Oct. 8 and 9, hoping to entice people to make the switch. EV Week 2022 came as local, state, and federal actors