Natural gas offers ways to increase efficiency and save money.
An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient
houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to
California cities and counties are increasingly finding that investing today in energy efficiency, sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has both immediate and longer-term benefits.
The newly revised framework offers options to consider for local
action in 10 areas from energy efficiency and conservation to
efficient transportation, promoting community and individual
The Delta supplies a large share of the water used in Southern
California and other parts of the state. A new plan proposes
dramatic changes to how water is moved from the Delta.
Using a variety of partnerships and local initiatives, Cathedral
City reduced its energy costs.
Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
New tools are available for local leaders looking for resources
to help their cities meet fiscal challenges and thrive in today’s
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to
provide quality public services and facilities, though resources
to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for
The state’s goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions are based on a vision that concentrates growth in urban cores and utilizes transit. To meet these goals, cities must be able to make…
Pavement conditions are deteriorating throughout California, and
while the costs are high for even the most basic repair and
maintenance, the price tag for waiting is far higher, from both
The Sustainable Communities Learning Network links nonprofit,
governmental, private sector and community organizations
statewide. It provides a way to share best practices and seek
While the past few years have presented major challenges for
cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well.
This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
Efforts to finance energy-efficiency projects benefit from
thinking ahead about the pros and cons of different options.
A new program gives local governments access to tax-exempt
financing for sustainable energy investments and projects.
Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to
local economies and job expansion.