Renewable energy

On the December 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Paris climate summit. In a landmark deal, for the first time, 195 countries have agreed to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 °C.

Laura Flynn

On the October 29th edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how California can end fossil fuel extraction and embrace 100% wind and solar. Is that possible in the country’s third-largest oil-producing state? 

James Grimes / flickr

On the October 28th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what’s at stake for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area in the upcoming election. 

Brian Kusler

Clean Power SF – San Francisco’s alternative to PG&E – is set to launch early next year. It will give San Francisco residents and businesses more control over where their power comes from.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7, 2015
(Courtesy of Brightsource)

California’s landmark renewable energy law to be signed Wednesday // Contra Costa Time

“In a milestone for reducing pollution and fossil fuel use, Gov. Jerry Brown will sign into law Wednesday a bill that requires 50 percent of California's electricity to come from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030.

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the United States’ energy landscape. According to the World Bank, 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the US is from fossil fuels. What are the economic, social and environmental costs of our dependency on fossil fuel and what will it take to transition to renewable energy? What are real alternatives to oil? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at Post Carbon Institute

Judy Silber

If you remember the early 1970s, you remember the long gas lines during the Middle East oil embargo. The crisis was a sharp reminder of U.S. dependency on foreign oil. Soon after, the government began investing in alternative energy.

California entrepreneurs saw potential in the gusty winds that blew out at the Altamont Pass, between the Central Valley and Bay Area. By the mid-’80s, the Altamont was the country’s biggest wind farm. To many, the turbines were more than a new technology. They were symbols of hope, a sign of progress and a world that no longer relied on fossil fuels.

Your rooftop solar questions answered

May 8, 2014
inhabit.com

As rooftop solar development in the Bay Area takes off, what does the consumer need to know? Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the risks and rewards of going solar and the ongoing debate among advocates and utilities over how solar customers should be compensated for the power they produce.

Producer: Susie Britton

  Guests:

- Steve Weissman, Director of the Energy Program, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, Berkeley Law

- Cal Broomhead, Manager of the Climate and Energy Program, San Francisco Department of the Environment

A Kickstarter for your electricity bill

Sep 25, 2013
Andreas Karelas

Proposition 39, which passed on Election Day, will tax out-of-state businesses and earmark those new billions of dollars for clean energy programs.