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|How will rooftop solar be integrated into utility systems?|
The California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) is in the process of developing the "successor tariff" which will replace the current net metering program when it expires in July 2017. The state's investor-owned utilities are fighting to weaken the program, and the process is an opportunity to demand fair compensation to encourage further growth of rooftop solar.
The CPUC is holding a workshop to get input on the public spreadsheet tool that will be used to assess options for the new form of net metering. Attend the workshop to give comments, or observe and support those who do.
The tool will be posted online in the coming days. See the CPUC website for more information.test
The 350 East Bay Stop Fracking committee's regular meetings in the future will be on the first Friday of each month, starting in May. Everyone is welcome.test
We are working with colleges, universities, public pension funds, cities, counties, and faith-based organizations. We ask that they immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies and divest completely within five years.
MONTHLY DIVESTMENT MEETING CHANGE
Phone conference 619.326.2772, access code 973-3470#
The April divestment meeting will be held by phone rather than in person at the Oakland 350.org office, as was originally planned.
The phone meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and is expected to last slightly more than an hour. The conference call number is 619.326.2772 (access code 973-3470#)
This April divestment meeting will be conducted by phone because the CalSTRS Board is meeting earlier that same day about legislation as it affects their investment strategies for the coming year. The Board will discuss this topic at 2:00 pm April 1, and several members of the divestment team are planning to attend to urge CalSTRS to support Senator Kevin de León's proposed coal divestment bill. Come join us, especially if you are a CalSTRS member. The Board meeting will be at CalSTRS headquarters, 100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento.
We will begin our phone meeting at 7:00 pm with the latest news on Fossil Free California, including the work to strengthen Senator de León’s coal bill and our plans to lobby for its passage. The meeting will also include brief updates on campus, city/county, and faith group campaigns—and possible new projects. New members are welcome to join us.
The Investment Committee of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is meeting Friday, April 3, in West Sacramento. Our statewide divestment campaign, Fossil Free California, has the committee's attention. We want to show that support for fossil fuel divestment is growing, so we need to have a good presence at this meeting. The open session, which the public can attend, usually begins around 10 am.
We ask that as many people as possible show up, and that some active teachers and retired teachers make public comments.
Please come on April 3 and encourage others—especially teachers—to come too!
If you want to make a public comment, please contact Jane Vosburg.
Alameda County proposed ban on fracking
The Alameda County Planning Commission is holding a second Public Hearing on a proposed fracking ban.
E&B Natural Resources, the only active well operator in Alameda County, has objected to any limitation on its operations despite declaring it has no plans to practice fracking on its current wells in the County. Under the proposal, E&B would not be allowed to drill new wells, though it would continue to possess a valid permit allowing the company to extract oil from its existing wells. Also coming out against the proposed changes were the California Cattlemen’s Association and Californians for Energy Independence.It is important for the public to be there every step of the way.
Please join us to speak during public comment or to support those who are speaking.
See this excellent Sierra Club update on Alameda County fracking ban action to date
AGENDA available soontest
|Advocate for accelerated transition to clean energy|
350 Bay Area's 100% Clean Renewable Energy campaign is focused on accelerating the transition to clean energy in California, through advancing state legislation and regulations that promote clean energy, and supporting the expansion of community choice energy. The campaign's regular meetings are the first Monday of each month. The campaign works with 350 groups and other partner organizations around the state.
A conference call line will be available for those outside the Bay Area. The last half-hour of the meeting(9:00-9:30pm) will be a check-in for 350 Bay Area groups.test
Do our part to stabilize the earth's climate and bring healthy air to all. Transform the Bay Area's energy infrastructure to get off fossil fuels.
1. Persuade BAAQMD Board to support our Proposal
2. Organize public comments for 4/20/2015 Stationary Source Committee meeting
- Refinery rules
- Net metering
- Clean energy
- Woodsmoke rule
Conference call line will be available. To be buzzed in, follow the prompts on the box (or phone Janet Stromberg, 510.517.1245).test
| Nonviolent Walks Led by Native American Elders in Prayer
* Clean Air, Water & Soil
* Safe Jobs, Roads, Railroads & Waterways
* A Vibrantly Healthy Future for All Children
* A Just Transition to Safe & Sustainable Energy
Idle No More SF Bay and citizens from front-line refinery communities invite you to attend one of a series of four walks, one each month from April through July. The second annual Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks begins with a Walk from Pittsburg to Martinez (see below).
The Walks bring attention and awareness to the environmental and health impacts of the five refineries along the Northeast San Francisco Bay. They are led by Native American elders and others in prayer, with those walking behind in conversation. Prayers for the water are conducted by Native American women at the beginning and end of each walk.
WHEN AND WHERE
Saturday, April 18th: Pittsburg to Martinez
51 Marina Blvd., Pittsburg
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at Martinez Waterfront Park at the end of Ferry Street.
Sunday, May 17th: Martinez to Benicia
Waterfront Park at the end of Ferry Street
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at 9th Street Park in Benicia.
Saturday, June 20: Benicia to Rodeo
9th Street Park, Benicia
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo.
Sunday, July 19: Rodeo to Richmond
Lone Tree Point, Rodeo
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at Keller Beach in Point Richmond.
More Information: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/test
|Keep showing up. Advocate for enforceable refinery limits and emission reductions.|
The two new proposed refinery rules will be discussed. Let your voice be heard:
- Should GHGs (greenhouse gases) be exempt
- Should refineries get exemptions for greater throughput
- Should the air district keep issuing permits for millions of dollars of new fossil fuel infrastructure
Let's get Clean Power SF moving!
California Community Choice law lets any city or county group its electricity customers into a powerful builders and buyers cooperative for installing and purchasing clean energy and efficiency. Community Choice joins together the buying power of all those customers, as a not-for-profit community service. This gives consumers the leverage they need to get cleaner electricity at lower prices than those offered by the existing for-profit monopoly utilities like PG&E.
The two counties that already have Community Choice (Marin and Sonoma) are delivering greener energy at lower prices than PG&E.
Under a Community Choice program like CleanPowerSF, PG&E still maintains the wires and distribution of electricity and still sends the bill, while the Community Choice program is free to choose the energy sources, and so can ensure a cleaner and better deal on the energy itself.
Clean Power SF has been "in process" at City Hall for years. Tell our officials to cut the red tape.test