climate change: March 12, 2008 Hear Peter Barnes Speak About "How to Fight Climate Change without Soaking the Middle Class" - 03/04/08 01:05 AM

Sponsored by the Climate Protection Campaign:  Take a trip to San Francisco and learn about Peter Barnes proposal to meet the scientific imperative for climate AND narrow the gap between rich and poor.
Peter Barnes, is Senior Fellow with the Tomales Bay Institute, Co-founder of Working Assets and has authored  books about market based methods to resolve environmental problems.  Peter is on the Climate Protection Campaign's Advisory Board.
When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Where:  Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
How to get there:  Car Pool!  The Climate Protection Campagin Organization has rented a bus for 25 people and purchased a block of tickets. We'll arrange for your travel meal. First come - first serve. Passengers … (0 comments)

climate change: How Green is my County's Government? - 03/01/08 12:52 AM
Sonoma County and all of its cities have made a major commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some examples:
The County's Business Environmental Alliance (BEA), established in 1995, is charged with implementing an integrated program of voluntary responsible environmental practices by local business. The BEA is one of the first initiatives of its kind. This business-driven community partnership, coordinated by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, centers on the use of business-to-business communication to promote voluntary responsible environmental practices as a means toward economic profitability. 
Cotati:  Cotati is proud of its trend toward mixed use development and "Green Building." They envision continuing a leadership role … (3 comments)

climate change: PG&E Smart Home Rebates - 02/23/08 04:01 AM
PG&E is helping consumers save money AND reduce green house gas production by sending out Smart Home Rebate booklets upon request.  Rebates for high efficency/energy star appliances include:
$50 to $75 for Clothes Washer/Dryers $100 for energy efficient pool pump, motor and controller$30 for water heaters$375 for Wall and Attic insulation$300 for Roof$600 for ductwork sealing$300 for 94 Seer Furnace, $200 for 92 Seer$35 to recylce your old refrigeratorand moreThey also offer a free Energy Star New Homebuyers Kit and a Free Smart Energy Plan.  For more details visit .
Want to know more about how you can bring about positive changes for the environment?  At their website you'll also find … (1 comments)

climate change: Reduce Carbon Emissions with an SLEV Vehicle. - 02/22/08 06:00 AM
Using PHIL, which fills the tank at a higher compression than the local Natural Gas Utility filling station, the car goes for 230+ miles (instead of 140 miles) before the refueling light goes on. This has eliminated a great deal of the anxiety that I used to have about running out of gas. 
On longer trips where refueling remotely is needed, its important to plan and know the location of more than one accessible refueling station ... just in case.  I have found that refueling equipment at stations in other parts of the state are not standardized and operating them is not always straightforward.  Also some … (9 comments)


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