Energy, global warming, and the Bay Area
Energy issues are not new to the Sierra Club.
Bringing green energy to San Francisco
It's often been said that waves break first in California.
National Day of Climate Action
Saturday, April 14, all over the country.
Fighting a new problem with tried-and-true solutions
Managing waste, reducing pollution, providing transit, and finding safe, clean, and efficient energy sources are core
responsibilities of cities.
Marin moves ahead with planning for cleaner Community Choice energy
Marin County is one of the dozens of communities across the state actively planning to take control of their energy
CCA elsewhere - Fresno, Sonoma County, San Luis Obisbo
Other communities are thinking green is good.
The Oakland Apollo Alliance works to create good green-collar jobs
The Sierra Club's Northern Alameda County Group has joined the Oakland Apollo Alliance.
PG&E's green talk - is it solar and wind power or just a bunch of wind?
Utility loudly proclaiming a new, greener attitude while pursuing nuclear and fossil-fueled future.
Plan to be released for PG&E watershed lands
PG&E's hydroelectric system includes about 140,000 acres of watershed lands.
Liquefied gas versus clean energy
California utilities, including PG&E, are working with the Schwarzenegger administration to bring in a new fossil
fuel: liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Renewable energy for the East Bay
You've read about it in San Francisco; now's the time to help bring it to Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville
Keep LNG terminal from Ventura coastline
This spring, the California State Lands Commission will hold hearings on a massive and polluting Liquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) terminal proposed 14 miles off the coast of Malibu and Ventura County.
Hyping new power lines: industry dresses coal and gas in renewables' clothing
The electricity industry wants to build massive new transmission infrastructure, and it is telling us that this will
bring renewable energy to California - but the truth is much less encouraging.
State agencies working to limit "once-through killing"
Regulations to limit antiquated and damaging power-plant technology.
Radioactive-waste trains to caravan through state?
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans for at least 40% of the nation's high-level radioactive waste to
travel by rail nearly the entire length of California
California's global warming law - now the hard work begins
In 2006 California enacted landmark legislation to cap our state's emissions of global-warming pollution - the first
such law in the United States.
Sea-level rise and the Bay Area
Although millions of people live in the Bay Area, we are remarkably detached from any connection with the actual Bay.
Future Sea Level project marks global-warming challenge
Collaborative art project is designed to demonstrate how one major consequence of global warming, rising sea levels,
would affect important community spaces.
Climate change threatens EBMUD water resources
Most of California's precipitation falls in Northern California during the winter, while the greatest demand for water
comes from users in Southern California during the spring and summer.
Energy Committee "Plug-in hybrids and renewable energy"
A talk by Sherry Boschert, member of the Chapter Energy Committee and author of Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America
Transportation and climate change: seven possible steps for the Bay Area
This article presents an overarching vision for greatly reducing the Bay Area's greenhouse-gas emissions from
The power of public transit
One small mile for a passenger, 10 fewer giant miles for vehiclekind
Cities lighten solar-permit fees
Sierra Club study prompts cities to reduce solar costs
Lower your personal impacts
The Sierra Club has introduced three new on-line calculators to help you understand and reduce your impacts
on the environment.
Saving water to save energy
Did you realize that saving water is one of the most effective ways to save energy and prevent global warming?
San Francisco to reveal plans for Tuolumne River
San Francisco city officials will soon reveal whether they plan to increase diversions from the Tuolumne River to water
lawns and maintain landscaping in Hayward and the San Francisco Peninsula.
Transportation and Land Use Coalition
Bay Area Solutions to Global Warming: Cooling the Planet with Walkable Communities Connected by World Class Transit
If you don't build parking, pedestrians will come
The Sierra Club will request that San Francisco change its Planning Code to allow neighborhood-serving commercial
projects to be permitted with zero parking spaces.
San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler