Code changes aim to spark conversions to electric appliances (Oct 4, 2023)

Clean energy or open space? Baylands debate forces city to weigh competing goals (Mar 30, 2023)

Palo Alto shoots for carbon neutrality by 2030 (Oct 4, 2022)

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption (Sep 5, 2021)

New committee seeks to boost Palo Alto’s climate-change efforts (Aug 24, 2021)

Palo Alto takes heat over solar permitting (May 21, 2021)

Stymied by lack of progress, Palo Alto looks for new strategies to combat climate change (Feb 18, 2021)

CFPA recommendations for 2020 Palo Alto City Council candidates (September 22, 2020)

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! (Palo Alto Online, July 26, 2020)

The Gulf between Climate Plan and Climate Results (Palo Alto Online, April 19, 2020)

After setting a lofty goal on climate change, Palo Alto struggles to make progress (Palo Alto Online, April 14, 2020)

Palo Alto to ban natural gas in new buildings (Palo Alto Online, November 5, 2019)

Plan for downtown garage stalls (Palo Alto Online, February 11, 2019)

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs to step up its Green New Deal (Jan 25, 2019)

Planned garages draw opposition (June 6, 2018)

Rising costs won’t shrink California Avenue garage (Jan 23, 2018)

CFPA Comments to Council on the SCAP SIP (May, 2017)

Palo Alto doubles down on solar energy (Palo Alto Online, May 20, 2016)

Palo Alto adopts new carbon-cutting target (Palo Alto Online, April 20, 2016)

Reversing course, Palo Alto renews solar-energy program (Palo Alto Online, March 29, 2016)

Battle brews over Palo Alto’s solar-energy program (Palo Alto Online, March 25, 2016)

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas (Palo Alto Online, July 30, 2015)

Palo Alto Earth Day Report Shows Progress, Significant Challenges Ahead (Palo Alto Patch, April 18, 2015)

Palo Alto looks to ‘fuel switch’ away from natural gas (Palo Alto Online, December 24, 2014)

Guest Opinion: Fighting climate change — If not Palo Alto, then who? (Palo Alto Online, November 1, 2014)

One Electric Utility is Carbon Neutral, Today (CleanTechnica, Aug 25, 2014)

Palo Alto Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity (CleanTechnica.com, July 25, 2013)

Palo Alto switches to 100% renewables – at a cost of $3 a year (ReNew Economy, July 23, 2013)

Palo Alto to Invest $350 Million in Solar-Powered Future (Palo Alto Patch, June 18, 2013)

Palo Alto goes “carbon neutral” (The Stanford Daily, April 3, 2013)

City of Palo Alto now running on carbon-free electricity (Western Area Power Administration Energy Services Bulletin, April 2013)

Palo Alto Goes 100% Carbon-Neutral (Tech Investor News, March 31, 2013)

Palo Alto Goes 100% Carbon-Neutral (Solar Feeds, undated)

Palo Alto Takes the Leap: 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity (SustainableBusiness.com News, March 25, 2013)

Palo Alto means “tall stick,” now represents forward thinking (Solar and Wind Living, March 23, 2013)

Palo Alto’s Carbon-Neutral Electricity Plan Inspires Rap Song (VIDEO) (Huffington Post, March 18, 2013)

Palo Alto to go carbon-free electricity mix; additional cost is $3 a year on average bill, city says (Public Power Weekly, March 11, 2013)

March 8 and 110 – Jane Ratchye & James Cook, Asst. Dir. Resource management, Palo Alto/ Chair, Utilities Advisory Comm., Palo Alto (Inside Silicon Valley, March 8, 2013)

City Of Palo Alto To Use 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity For Utilities (Solar Industry, March 8, 2013)

California City To Buy Only Carbon-Neutral Electricity (North American Windpower, March 8, 2013)

Weekly Tek-Wrap: Fukushima Tagging of Tuna, and More (IEEE Spectrum, March 8, 2013)

Going Forward, Calif. City Will Buy Only ‘Carbon Neutral’ Electricity (Renew Grid, March 7, 2013)

Palo Alto Plugs into 100% Carbon Neutral Electricity—One of First Places on Earth to do so (Virtual-Strategy Magazine, March 7, 2013)

Palo Alto Plugs into 100% Carbon Neutral Electricity—One of First Places on Earth to do so (AltEnergyMag, March 7, 2013)

Palo Alto goes ‘carbon neutral’ with electricity (Palo Alto Online, March 4, 2013)

Going ‘carbon neutral’ (Palo Alto Weekly, Jan. 18, 2013)

Feature story: Going ‘carbon neutral’ (Palo Alto Weekly, Jan. 18, 2013)

Palo Alto enters 25-year solar energy contract (Stanford Daily, Nov. 15, 2012)

Our Energy Choices and Climate Change (New York Times, July 29, 2012)

On Deadline: No more “dithering” — Palo Alto pushes ‘carbon free’ electricity to fight climate change (Palo Alto Weekly, May 25, 2012)

On Deadline: Is ‘Zero Waste’ just wishful thinking? Is ‘Carbon Free’ achievable? (Palo Alto Weekly, March 30, 2012)


Count me in as a supporter of a carbon-free future for Palo Alto.

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