Berkeley, California Becomes First US City to Require Building Electrification

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Pierre Delforge, an NRDC senior scientist, describes an historic decision by the city of Berkeley, California that requires electrification of all new buildings — and the trend it may foretell. In a first for California and the nation, the Berkeley, CA, City Council passed a historic ordinance last night requiring that new buildings be built … [Read more...]

Berkeley Gets Nod to Seek Community Microgrid Funding

Berkeley, Calif. got an okay this week to take preliminary steps toward installing a community microgrid to power public and private essential services in a crisis. The city council authorized the city to pursue yet-to-be specified grants with a team that includes AECOM and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The team is poised to … [Read more...]