Electric Caltrain

San José Grand Vision Sustainability Plan

By Bruce Naegel  September 2017 The Grand Vision San José is working on a grand vision sustainability plan  integrated with the San Jose 2040 Master Plan.  Business consultant PWC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) leads this effort. Relevant to this discussion, PWC brings the experience of crafting sustainability plans for Los Angeles and New York City. PWC […]

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SVES-Crowd

Managing Climate Change in the Trump Era

By Bruce Naegel, July 2017 Climate Change in the Trump Era was the kick-off presentation for Silicon Valley Energy Summit (SVES) 2017 (1)(2). Jonathan Pershing, program director—environment, Hewlett Foundation, presented the excellent talk. His experience includes being the former lead US negotiator to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). SVES is a yearly energy […]

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SVES-Fracking

Silicon Valley Energy Summit and the Future of Energy

By Bruce Naegel, July 2017 Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center holds the Silicon Valley Energy Summit yearly. The event covered: Climate change in the Trump Era An Oxford style debate on fracking Financing and policy issues to deliver technology The state of technology solutions The new federal administration is a challenge to addressing climate change. […]

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Acterra Sustainability Award

The Best Burger with No Cows?

By Bruce Naegel, June 2017 This year, a new and delicious burger received an award at Acterra’s 2017 Business Environmental Awards. This new burger is from Impossible Foods, a company in Redwood City that makes “the Best Burger with No Cows.” The burger is entirely made from plants, but looks and tastes like a real burger made […]

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You Have a Vice

You Really Can Make Your Voice Count

By Bruce Naegel, May 2017 We’re a few months into the new administration in Washington, and many of us have anxiety about the path ahead. Regardless, you really can make your voice count. Before providing some suggestions on how to do this, let’s examine a success story: MCE Clean Energy. The MCE Success Story MCE […]

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