Last night I got into a long conversation about how a person can thoroughly and sustainably be lifted out of poverty. If you’re poor and don’t happen to make a connection with someone willing and able to take you under their wing, offer you support and opportunities, it kind of seems like nothing short of a miracle can break you […]
In an unanimous vote, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved energy efficiency standards for buildings that set the stage for big changes on the horizon.
In California, all new residential buildings must be net-zero energy starting in 2020, and new commercial buildings by 2030.
50% of new state buildings beginning design in 2020 must be net-zero energy, and all new state buildings […]
The broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.
Initial estimates put the spill at about 21,000 gallons, but that figure would likely change after a Wednesday flyover gave a better sense of […]
The Emeryville City Council voted Tuesday night to raise the city’s minimum wage to nearly $16 per hour by 2019, the highest specified level in the country. The vote came despite concerns from some small business owners that they won’t be able to compete with neighboring businesses in other cities.
The ordinance will go into effect on July 1 when small […]