SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The future of energy

"Should energy policy be a local or a state issue? Molly Sterkel, program manager for the California Public Utilities Commission, David Hochschild of Solaria, and Dan Kammen, director of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, consider what progress we are making toward renewables, and what kind of innovations will change the way we use energy."


Meet the Obama Administration’s New Clean Energy Loan Man

The Department of Energy (DoE) yesterday chose venture capitalist Jonathan Silver to head up its loan programs, which include $25 billion in loan guarantees for low-emissions cars and $32 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects. Jonathan Silver (Photo: DC Business Journal) Silver may have his work cut out for him on the latter […]

SPUR Evening Forum: A look ahead at California’s clean energy future

From SPUR: The many statewide agencies responsible for regulating and planning energy use — including the California Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission — have recognized they cannot reach California’s ambitious clean energy goals without identifying their policy interdependencies and improving cooperation. A new jointly issued report, California’s Clean Energy Future,will guide the next decade of coordinated […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

The BART strike was averted, and what better way to celebrate than with an exciting week of livable streets events. Here’s a taste of what’s in store. Monday: CCSF Bike Repair Class. CCSF is offering a full-semester class involving repair, maintenance, customizing bikes for hilly San Francisco riding, building bike stands and truing stands and […]

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change: Green Technology

Editor’s note: This week, we continue our 5-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” This is installment number four. Thanks to Island Press, a few lucky Streetsblog readers will be selected to receive a free copy of the book. To enter the contest, fill out this form. […]