The Empowered: Energy Heroes series recognizes the incredible people whose work is revolutionizing our energy system and giving us a fighting chance against climate change.

On this page, you'll find opportunities to dig deeper into climate & energy grid issues in California. Learn more and take action!

Stone Edge Farm MicroGrid

Stone Edge Farm demonstrates what’s possible. The farm’s MicroGrid produces and stores electricity from the sun, enabling it to operate independently from the utility grid with a carbon footprint well below zero.





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SimpliPhi Power Energy Storage Solutions

SimpliPhi manufactures safe, reliable, and affordable energy storage solutions and donates 1% of its annual revenue to high impact projects that deliver energy access.

The Vision For 100% Renewable Energy

Check out The Solution Project’s interactive map to see what 100% renewable energy could look like where you live in the year 2050.

Save Energy & Money With Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency means meeting your day-to-day needs while using less energy. Get information about California programs that can help you switch to more energy efficient heating, cooling and appliances.

Carbon Footprint Calculator

This easy-to-use, comprehensive tool gives a clear picture of your current impact on the climate and suggests actions you can take to reduce your carbon emissions. 

Harness The Power Of Community Choice Energy 

Ensure that the electricity YOU purchase is generated without fossil fuels by switching to Community Choice Energy, one of the most powerful ways to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources in the electricity sector.

CCEs are local, not-for-profit, public agencies that provide electricity service—and much more—to residents and businesses. Given that they are local, with decision-making meetings open to the public,  CCEs enhance energy democracy by including the communities they serve in decision-making and by generally being more accessible and accountable to the local community.


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Public Forums On California Utilities

Let your voice be heard at an upcoming public virtual event on energy safety and storage in California.

10 Ways To Take Action From Home

You don’t have to wait to take climate action! Click below for a list of simple steps you can do today that can make a difference according to the California Climate Action Corps.  

Cleaner California Transportation

Transportation accounts for 50% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. Electric Vehicles enable us to eliminate fossil fuels in the transportation sector when the electricity is generated with renewables.

Learn more about programs available to consumers interested in exploring clean transportation technology and clean vehicle purchasing. Many of these opportunities offer benefits to lower-income consumers that live in disadvantaged communities.

Stay On Top Of Important California Legislation

The Climate Center has launched a campaign in California for bold and swift solutions to the climate crisis to catalyze similar efforts in other states, the nation and the world. This means removing more carbon than we emit by 2030 and building resilient communities.  

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Host a Screening

Spread the excitement for the renewable energy revolution and book an Empowered: Energy Heroes screening event for your community!





Join the Ceres Investor Network

The Ceres Investor Network includes more than 220 institutional investors managing more than $60 trillion in assets. Work with other members to advance sustainable investment practices, engage with corporate leaders, and advocate for key policy and regulatory solutions to accelerate the transition to a just, sustainable, net zero emissions economy.

Check your Retirement Plan

Consider adjusting your 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan for sustainable investing. Check with your human resources department — your plan may already have sustainable investing options. If not, let them know you want the option to invest with impact. 

Individual Investors

Institutional Investors

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