Transitioning to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy

FCC Sonoma Advocates for Earth Care,

Mark Jacobson

FYI, the Praxis Peace Institute is offering a special opportunity to hear an award-winning climate scientist speak on transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy both locally and globally!

See the information below for the January 4 program at the Vintage House. The Earth Care Committee is offering $15 scholarships to those needing financial assistance to attend this event: apply

Praxis Peace Institute has joined with our Earth Care Committee and other local organizations in the “Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition; ” it meets monthly on the 4th Thursday in BH (next Coalition meeting, January 25). Welcome.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018 At 7:00 pm
Vintage House, 264 First St. E., Sonoma
Event Only Tickets: $20 * Event & Reception: $50 (Dessert Reception begins at 8:30 pm)
Available Online: Click Here
Or at Readers’ Books, Sonoma


Transitioning Countries, States, and Cities to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for All Purposes As Soon As Possible!

Praxis Peace Institute will begin 2018 with an outstanding program featuring the work of award-winning climate scientist, Mark Z. Jacobson. Jacobson, who is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, is one of the most important climate scientists on the planet today. His career has been focused on better understanding air pollution and global warming and in developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to these problems. As a result, he has developed roadmaps — using combinations of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy — to transition all fifty U.S. states, and countries around the world, to 100% clean renewable energy for all purposes.

Jacobson developed the first version of what is now the three-deimensional global-through-urban-air-pollution-weather climate computer model, GATOR-GCMOM. This and subsequent papers provided the original scientific basis for several laws and regulations on black carbon emission controls worldwide. His finding served as a scientific basis for the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 approval of the first U.S. regulation of carbon dioxide (the California waiver). In 2009, he co-authored a plan, featured on the cover on Scientific American magazine, to power the world for all purposes with wind, water, and sunlight (WWS). In 2010, he appeared in a TED debate rated as the sixth all-time science and technology TED talk.

In taking this program beyond the academic realm, Jacobson has teamed up with actor Mark Ruffalo and producer Josh Fox to co-found the Solutions Project, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating policymakers, business leaders, and the public about implementing the 50-state renewable energy plan. As Jacobson notes, “we have the technology, but we are missing the political will.”

Jacobson has won numerous prizes for his groudbreaking work, including the Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences (2016), the Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union (2013), the Atlas Award honoring climate heroes (2013), and several others. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA and degrees in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Economics from Stanford University. He has published two textbooks and more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His home, which operates on 100% renewable energy, was featured in Habitat: