Working at the intersection of economic equity and climate resilience, Rising Sun Center for Opportunity has been a force for change in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Joaquin County communities since 1994. Read more to learn about their vision to create a path for high roads jobs through their Climate Careers youth program and their partnership with BayREN.
The TECH Clean California Initiative and the Switch is On Campaign Push for Cleaner and Healthier Homes in California
Last December’s launch of the TECH Clean California (TECH) initiative and the statewide Switch is On campaign marks new statewide opportunities for residents to take clean energy and electrification measures at home.
Three Bay Area Cities ranked as some of the most energy efficient in the Country, according to recent ACEEE report
San Francisco (#1), San José (#9), and Oakland (#10) ranked in the top 10 energy efficient cities list according to the recently released ACEEE City Clean Energy Scorecards for 2021. The scorecards rank the 100 largest US cities for their efforts in building and transportation efficiency and scalability across 5 policy areas: local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings, energy and water utilities, and transportation.
As we look back on the past year, we’re proud of the progress BayREN has made – and thankful for the many contributions of hardworking local government staff and our partner organizations. The following are some 2021 highlights.
BayREN’s “North Star” is helping in the effort to achieve California’s ambitious energy and climate goals through implementing regional-scale energy and water programs in a territory that includes 20% of the state’s population. In furtherance thereof and as recently directed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), BayREN is drafting a 2024-2031 Business Plan.
Let’s celebrate continued strides in clean air and energy efficiency by taking action in the places we love. Check out our indoor air quality resources for residents, multifamily properties, and businesses.
Learn about local action taken to combat wildfires and heat and read our helpful resources for local governments and homeowners.
As California enters a third year of drought, Bay Area communities are mobilizing to reduce water use.