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Water and Climate Presentation by Wade Crowfoot at PARC

Wade spoke on September 30 at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)  on climate challenges and the steps California has taken  to move to limit the temperature rise to 2 degrees C. Wade is part of the CA Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Previously he was at the EDF (Environmental Defense Fund)

Mountain View's Carbon Reduction Plan

On September 17, the Mountain View city council reviewed and passed a Carbon Reduction Plan  (1) put forth by Steve Attinger and company for adoption. This is a  framework to build a set of actions to allow Mountain View to reduce its carbon output by 80% by the year 2050.

Details on the Controversial Sustainability Plan Signed by Governor Brown on October 8 SB 350

This bill (SB 350) generated a lot of press on October 8 when the Governor formally signed it. However it passed both houses in September and the ARB (Air Resources Board) had a meeting on October 1 to start a plan on how to implement this regulation.

Introducing Scoop, the Carpooling App for the Bay Area

Today, the Scoop App takes over the blog to share what they’re doing to make carpooling fast, easy, and efficient for the Bay Area. Hey Sustainable Silicon Valley - Rob and Jon Sadow here from Scoop, the mobile app that is changing the way people carpool in the Bay Area. A bit about us. Growing up on the East Coast, we lived 30 miles away Read More

Tell VTA About Your Experience Walking to Transit

  Tell VTA About Your Experience Walking to Transit Most people who take VTA walk to their bus stop or train station, so VTA is currently developing a Pedestrian Access to Transit Plan focused on walking access to bus stops and train stations throughout Santa Clara County. The plan will be the first countywide pedestrian plan for Read More

E2 Celebrates 15 Years of Effective Action for the Economy and the Planet

E2 Turns 15!

October 14 - Silicon Valley Rally for Climate Action

We're organizing a rally on Wednesday October 14th, at 4 pm, calling on Silicon Valley tech firms to engage more robustly with the climate movement, as part of the People's Climate Movement National Day of Action and in the lead up to the Paris Climate talks in December.  The planned location Read More

IoT, meet Industry

Just when you got used to your smartphone, the car started getting smart. And now your thermostat. What’s next? Maybe your washing machine. This post covers the recent Keizai Society event, “Demystifying the IIoT” in Palo Alto.

Mountain View Planning for EVs

On  September 1, the City of Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) held a  session to discuss ordinances for electric charging stations to be installed in new residential housing. This is a good example of a city planning for the future.

EAASV Electric Car Rally Electric Cars Old and New

For the last 43 years, the Electric Auto Association of Silicon Valley ( EAASV) has put on a rally gathering electric  vehicle enthusiasts of all types. The most recent one was held on September 20 at De Anza College.    Along with home built EVs, major automobile manufacturers have joined the group.