Bill’s Ace Hardware in Martinez Goes Energy Efficient

Ace Hardware has been helping customers with their repair needs for over 90 years. Known for its customer service, the store has won the J.D Power award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retailers” for 10 years in a row.  The moment you enter...

One Max in a Million

If you spend any time at the offices of Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC), no doubt you will soon cross the path of Max Guglielmelli, an outgoing employee with what you might call a bubbly personality and a genuineness that puts people at ease. Max’s...

Carbon Monoxide: the Invisible Danger

Earlier this year, the same killer struck four individuals in Berkeley. Who was it? Carbon monoxide, an invisible and odorless gas that can make you sick, cause brain damage, and even kill you. Carbon monoxide can build up indoors if combustion is incomplete or an...

Thank you, California! And thank you, CPUC!

By Janet Stephens Hey there! Thank you for funding low-income energy efficiency programs like those provided by CESC! Surprised to learn that you are doing this? Well, I was, too. I’m a utility bill geek. I’ve always looked carefully at my bills, at the very least to...

Energize Richmond!

“This program has been great; we have new bright lights and better motors in the cooler—all for free!” – Anees Ali,  U.S. Liquor and Market Twenty-third Street in Richmond California holds many great restaurants and small businesses serving the predominantly...

What Are You Doing This Earth Day?

By Janet Stephens It’s that time of year again—the time to be reminded, as individuals and as a community, to work to protect our fragile environment. Earth Day 2017 is coming soon, on Saturday, April 22, to be precise. As someone who works with nonprofit...