California Utilities Use Ratepayer Money to Stop Climate Solutions SacBee expose reveals SoCalGas illegally spent at least $36 million to fight state climate policies

Posted by - August 25, 2023

An explosive new investigative report by Joe Rubin and Ari Plachta in the Sacramento Bee revealed that utility companies have regularly used ratepayer funds to block climate solutions like electrification. If true, this would be illegal and constitute fraud. SoCalGas claims that its lobbying activities are paid out of profits, but in a brief by the

Trailblazing Program at UC Davis Law & Enviro Science Brings Climate Solutions from Classroom to Legislature Fall 2022 Ecology 290 participatory seminar will train students in organizing & outreach to support the largest solar farm climate mitigation bill in history

Posted by - September 17, 2022

Earlier this year, in response to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes’ urgent call to “implement changes now in terms of how we organize our societies,” to avert global climate catastrophe, we formed the Climate Solutions Advocacy Institute (CSAI). Our non-profit educational mission is to help students and faculty in environmental science departments

UC Davis “Be the Media” Course Breaks New Ground for Climate Activism Top eco-science professors join media evolutionary to directly build public awareness for urgently needed climate solutions

Posted by - March 2, 2022

“Climate Solutions Advocacy: Be the Media”, a first of its kind ecology course, will be offered to UC Davis graduate students as a participatory seminar starting March 30.The class will unite digital media advocacy with scientifically vetted climate solutions.  The description of the two credit class, which will meet as a workshop once a week

PG&E Bends to Grassroots Pressure Campaign to Bury Fire-Causing Power Lines Instead of plan to replace 50 miles a year, utility commits to burying 10,000 miles of overhead lines

Posted by - July 26, 2021

PG&E’s sudden July 21 announcement to initiate what it called a Marshall Plan level effort to spend more than $15 billion to bury 1,000 miles of fire-causing overhead power lines a year for ten years marked a stark reversal of the utility giant’s argument that such an effort would be impossibly expensive.  Potential liability for