Category Archives: Mayor’s Climate Action Plan

Questions About CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators) of Clean Energy

Questions About CCAs California communities are now considering proposals to switch their electrical power to CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators) or CCEs (Community Choice Energy). The motivation is to increase the amount of renewable energy sources. The city council or government … Continue reading

Posted in California Power Mixes, California Smog, CCA Questions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Coal, Electric Power, Fossil Fuel Energy, Green Rate Plans, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Renewable Energy, SC Edison, SDG&E, Solar Energy, Summary of Climate Topics for Southern California | Leave a comment

Climate-Wise Actions for Laguna Beach

Concerned about climate change? Here are some steps Laguna Beach residents (and everyone else) can take to combat climate change and help the environment.  Walk more, drive less. Use the trolley…it’s free.  Turn lights off at home.  Use LED light … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Conservation, Electric Power, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Laguna Beach Energy Savings, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Transportation, Waste Energy | Leave a comment

Our 700th Energy Blog Article

Our 700th Energy Blog Article It’s time to celebrate our 700th blog article. I call it our, because my writing is largely a reflection of my community and information sources. I like to look beyond the news publications, which avoid … Continue reading

Posted in About This Blog, Big Data, California Water, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Communications, Donald Trump, Education, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Irvine Water, Laguna Beach Energy Savings, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Science Funding, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, UC Federal Funding, UC Irvine | Leave a comment

It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog

It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog In case you have noticed lately in Orange County, it is getting smoggier. That doesn’t come from dirty power plants, since they are solar, wind, nuclear, or burning clean … Continue reading

Posted in Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Congress, Dana Rohrabacher CA 48th, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Mimi Walters CA 45th | Leave a comment

How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways

How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways (Apologies to William Shakespeare) First of all, which state could harbor the three million undocumented and potential illegal voters that Trump dreams that he lost by. California not only … Continue reading

Posted in California Federal Funding, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coastal States, Conservation, Donald Trump, Dreamers, Fossil Fuel Energy, King Tides, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Offshore Oil Drilling, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Regulations, Secretary of the Interior Zinke, State Mariuana Laws, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, Trump Tax Cuts, Trump Wall, UC Berkeley, UC Federal Funding, US Climate Mayors | Leave a comment

Southern California Sea Level Rise and Flood Risks

SC Coastal Sea Level Rise, Flood Heights, and Population at Risk We use the web site Surging Seas Risk Finder to find projected sea level and flood heights for the Southern California Beach Cities south of Long Beach. We start … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Science, Coastal Flooding, King Tides, Mayor's Climate Action Plan | Leave a comment

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Autos, Bonn Climate Conference, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Laguna Beach Energy Savings, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, US Climate Mayors, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

Climate Change, Flooding, and West Coast Cities

This summer we saw that nature does not go gentle into that good night. The gentle global mean sea level rise predictions in the Fourth National Climate Assessment Intermediate case are 1.1 feet to 2050, but then they sharply increase … Continue reading

Posted in Coastal Flooding, Coastal States, Houston Flooding, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, NOAA | Leave a comment