Favorite Ways Spend Your “Extra” $17.40 This Month

By Janet Stephens If you’re a PG&E customer, like me, you recently received a discount of about $17.40 on a recent bill for something called the California Climate Credit. So what’s the story behind this twice-yearly credit? What Is the California Climate Credit?...

Green and Healthy in Marin County

If you or someone in your family have considered seeking help from a government or charitable agency—when unemployed, disabled, or for reasons that might send you to a program for low-income people—then you know how challenging it can be to handle paperwork or even to...

When the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will . . .

By Janet Stephens Waste energy? Or Save energy? Although here in the Bay Area we live in a mild climate, heating and cooling your home or office can still be an expensive proposition, especially if you’re paying for heating or cooling when no one’s there. You’ve...

Celebrating Our Accomplishments in 2016

Community Energy Services had a busy year in 2016. With our Annual Report coming out, it is time to reflect on our impact in the last year, celebrate our successes, and look towards the future with positivity and strength. Here are some of CESC’s 2016 highlights...

Are You STEM-Aware?

On Thursday, April 27, more than 200 students from high schools in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Richmond took part in the 6th Annual East Bay STEM Career Awareness Day in West Berkeley. Industry, academia, nonprofits like CESC, and local government joined forces...

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...