eNews Update | June 28, 2012 | www.ca-greenbusinessalliance.com


The California Business Alliance for a Green Economy is a growing coalition of more than 1,210 mostly small and mainstream businesses, associations and organizations from around the state who support the creation of a clean, green and efficient economy. To fulfill that mission, our priority is supporting the implementation of California's clean energy policies.

Below are recent news stories, editorials and letters, including contributions from Alliance members. In addition, we have included profiles of Alliance members and a list of upcoming events that may interest you. We also just posted our most recent eNews online which you can find at www.ca-greenbusinessalliance.com/contact. Thank you for your continued support.

*In The NewsNewspaper


*CA Still Golden for Business

*Market Approaches to Clean Air Work
*Cool California Award Winners



*California's Low Energy Prices are Thanks to Energy Policies. Alliance member Steve Schiller, Chair of the Oakland-based California Energy Efficiency Industry Council, joins Ken McEldowney, Executive Director of Consumer Action, to tout the state's innovative clean energy and energy efficiency policies that make California's electricity bills among the lowest in the nation.

*The Golden State is Still Golden. "Study after study from the Public Policy Institute of California about business relocations debunks the myths being repeated by the conservative propaganda machine," says Alliance Member David Steel, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, based in San Diego. "California's pioneering laws to protect our air and water, not to mention access to skilled labor and a superior quality of life, are what continue to draw and keep businesses in the state."


*California's AB 32 Adds to Valley Business' Bottom Line. Alliance member Michael Gottlieb of Advanced Green Solutions in Van Nuys wrote this op-ed in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal arguing that California's clean energy and climate law - AB 32 - will be a catalyst for the region's companies to add to their bottom lines. By providing a cleaner, healthier environment for our workforce, AB 32 ensures the state's long-term energy and water security, attracts new public and private investment, stimulates business growth and creates jobs, among other benefits.

*Cool California: Three Squares Inc. Named Business of the Year. Alliance member Three Squares Inc. of Santa Monica was recognized with a Business of the Year award for demonstrating exceptional climate change management practices and communication as part of the annual Cool California Awards presented by the California Air Resources Board. (We will highlight additional Alliance members that were Cool Calif. Award winners in our July eNews.)


*Market Approach to Clean Air Worked in East. Gary Lambert, a Republican state senator in New Hampshire says "Don't fear a market-based approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. We've been doing it on the East Coast for years, and it works just fine."


*U.S. Solar Installations Jump in First Quarter. Solar installations jumped 85 percent in the first quarter of 2012. A total of 506 megawatts of solar was added during the first three months of the year, the second highest quarterly total to date.

*San Diego Attracts $1 Billion+ in Venture Capital. San Diego is emerging as one of the nation's leading clean tech hubs by embracing renewable energy and clean vehicles as drivers of economic growth. 

*Sweeping New Energy Efficiency Standards Approved. The Cailfornia Energy Commission unanimously approved the "strongest in the nation" standards to reduce energy consumption for new homes and businesses by 25 percent or more. Residential requirements include solar-ready roofs, hot water pipe insulation and independent air conditioning.   

Announcements from Alliance Members 




women in green logoThe Alliance is a proud sponsor of the Third Annual Women in Green Forum being held at the Santa Monica Sheraton Delfina August 28-29. The forum draws an international audience of environmental leaders, including corporate executives, academic researchers, technology developers, and clean tech financiers. The Forum also includes participation from regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on our roads, in our homes and at our schools.




Give Something Back Office Supplies of Oakland won an Acterra 2012 Business Environmental Award. Congratulations to Cliff Waldeck and the entire Give Something Back company.




Clean World Partnersclean world partners will receive $6 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to increase its Sacramento biorefinery's capacity from 25 tons to 100 tons a day. This will divert 100 tons per day of food waste from landfills and use that to produce enough renewable natural gas to replace 566,000 gallons of diesel fuel and generate 3.17 million kWh of electricity every year - enough to power nearly 400 average California homes for a year.


Check out this great new resource - www.EnergyFactCheck.org - if you want to get the facts on clean energy in the United States. Follow @EnergyFactCheck (on Twitter) and check out the website. The Alliance is proud to be a "Content Contributor."

Event Highlight - Charged 2012


Hosted by Alliance member, Silicon Valley Leadership Group of San Jose, and taking place on August 23-24 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, this symposium will present support for the deployment of electric vehicles and infrastructure for businesses and communities. The two-day conference, focuesd on policy and implementation of electric vehicles, will provide key concepts for consumers, public and private fleet managers, policymakers and regulators, commercial and residential landlords and developers, building officials and public works directors, and electric vehicle manufacturers and service providers.


Topics include:

- On the Ground: the state of driving and charging electric vehicles.

- On the Horizon: evening charging, emerging business models, and the connected city.

- On the Books: standards for communication and interoperability.


To register, please visit http://chargedevsymposium2012.eventbrite.com/. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Bena Chang at bchang@svlg.org or call 408.501.7870.

Member Profile: Precision English



Adam Cornford of Precision English works with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, helping them to improve the lives of their customers, their employees, and the natural and social environment, with a particular focus on clean energy and sustainable technology.


For over a quarter-century, Precision English has been transforming drafts, outlines, and raw notes into clean, readable, compelling copy. Adam can research and write what you need, to your specifications and for your audience. He is lay-literate in IT, energy (especially solar), physics, biology, law, political economy, and other technical fields.


Precision English has years of experience creating web content and b2b marketing collateral, with expertise in writing, co-authoring, and editing, including:

* Reports and white papers
* Organizational and business development plans
* Web copy and e-books
* Grant proposals (over $2 million in grants funded)
* User guides and manuals

* Dissertations and theses
* Scientific and technical papers and monographs
* Conference proceedings
* Nonfiction books (business and how-to books)

To learn more, visit www.precision-english.com.

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Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy
Upcoming Events 

- June 29 -Silicon Valley Energy Summit      
(Stanford University)


- July 9-12: Inter Solar North America Conference 
(San Francisco)


- Aug. 23-24 EV Symposium

hosted by Silicon Valley Leadership Group             
(Palo Alto) 


- Aug. 28-29 Women in Green Forum hosted by Three Squares Inc.     
(Santa Monica)


- Oct. 16-18: Eighth Annual California Clean Energy Roundtable   (Laguna Beach)   By Invitation Only


- Nov. 10-11: Green Festival (San Francisco)


- Nov. 12-14: Behavior, Energy & Climate Conference 


- Nov. 17-18: Green Festival 

(Los Angeles) 


- Feb. 13-15, 2012: Solar Power-Gen 2013  
(San Diego) 



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