-January 23, 2018-
The City of San Jose approved the creation of a Community Choice Energy department in 2017 to serve all electricity consumers within the City and enable faster achievement of local clean energy goals. The City Council also established a Clean Energy Community Advisory Commission to provide guidance and direction to the newly created City department. Benjamin Foster was appointed by the Mayor for an at-large seat on the Commission for a four-year term starting January 2018. “As a local business owner and resident, I’m am very pleased to be part of San Jose’s commitment to a clean energy future and look forward to working with my fellow commissioners and City staff. We have much work to do, but with SJCE we have the power to create meaningful and lasting change.”
More information about SJCE and the Commission: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=5119
-October 23, 2017-
Fosterra congratulates Clif Bar & Company for winning the 2017 Leadership in Green Power Education Award and Excellence in Green Power Use from CRS and the EPA Green Power Partnership!
“For more than 15 years, Clif Bar has maintained a strong commitment to green power and climate action. In 2003, they began sourcing 100% green power for all Clif Bar owned and operated facilities and purchasing offsets to maintain climate neutral business operations. In 2010, Clif Bar installed a smart solar array (500 kW) at their Emeryville, California headquarters, which generates on average 80% of their onsite electricity needs. Finally, to drive green power into their supply chain, Clif Bar launched an innovative program called 50/50 by 2020 program with a goal of encouraging 50 key supply chain facilities to transition to 50% or more green power for the electricity used on Clif Bar’s behalf by 2020. To date, 25 supply chain facilities have reached or exceeded their 50/50 by 2020 goal resulting in over 9 million kilowatt hours of new green power purchases each year.” From the Center for Resource Solutions event website.
Fosterra is proud to be Clif Bar’s 50/50 by 2020 program partner since 2015 to enable their market-leading impact on green power adoption across their supply chain.
For more information about the awards: https://resource-solutions.org/programs/gpla/2017-winners/