Capping, Trading, and Weatherizing

While federal leaders in the United States may be in denial about climate change, California continues to be in the forefront of policy-making to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, California initiated a cap-and-trade program, which it recognized as an...

ER Visits Linked To Falls Spike Among California Seniors

By Anna Gorman, Originally published by California Healthline The number of California seniors who land in emergency rooms after falling has risen sharply in recent years, as their population grows and they live longer with more chronic illnesses often requiring an...

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...

Get Ready for the Emergency Prep Fair!

By Lois Smith, Marketing and Outreach Manager Want to learn how to stay safe when a power line comes down, or maybe just need a reminder on how to use your fire extinguisher? Looking for emergency rations for your car in case you’re driving when the Big One hits? Look...

The Hidden Hazard in the Home for Seniors

By Janet Stephens The prospect of an older relative taking a serious fall can be a legitimate cause for worry. The CDC reports that each year, more than one out of four seniors falls (more than one in three, according to the National Institute on Aging), and one out...