“California will ban the sale of new gasoline-only cars starting in 2035, the most aggressive action Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet taken to combat the causes of climate change.” See […]
Join a webinar this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 12-1p PDT to watch a professional chef use an induction stove, which uses electricity instead of natural gas, resulting in improved […]
A recent article shows the impact microgrids in California have to provide local power during power outages. https://microgridknowledge.com/california-blackouts-microgrids-flexible-load/
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute: EcoBlock Principal Investigator and CIEE Electric Grid Director Sascha von Meier provides a brief overview of the Oakland EcoBlock project. Watch the video.
An article in the New York Times describes the rising electrical production by renewables (and decline of coal). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/climate/coronavirus-coal-electricity-renewables.html
A thoughtful, updated article “The Problem with Net-Zero Buildings (and the Case for Net-Zero Neighborhoods)” from Building Green on the benefits of community-scale systems.Read the full article.
SF Chronicle: EcoBlock co-PI Dan Kammen describes the relationship between combatting COVID-19 and climate change in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published April 22, 2020. “Globally, scientists are coming […]
Washington Post: EcoBlock PI Sascha von Meier talks briefly about the need for microgrid solutions to solve the energy problem California faces. Read the story
East Bay Express: This article describes the development of Oakland’s 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan, led by Shayna Hirshfield-Gold, that aims to incorporate clean and green greenhouse gas reduction with […]
Berkeley News: EcoBlock Principal Investigator and CIEE Electrical Grid Director Sascha von Meier speaks to Berkeley News about the risks posed by the current energy grid and the EcoBlock project, a possible […]