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Walnut Creek Chooses 100% Renewable Electricity

The City of Walnut Creek has joined California's renewable energy movement by opting up all of its City owned buildings and facilities to MCE's Deep Green 100% renewable electricity service! By using MCE's Deep Green electricity from California solar and wind, the City will eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions associated with its facilities' electricity use starting in July 2018. Using Deep Green electricity will help the City address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Residents and businesses can join the City in choosing Deep Green electricity and learn more here.

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Take the Idle Free Pledge

You can save money, reduce air pollution, and help everyone breathe easier just by turning a key! Turn off your car engine if you’ll be sitting for more than 30 seconds at a car wash, drive-thru or pick up spot. You’ll save gas, money and help Spare the Air!

Sign the online pledge here. For more information or to get involved, please visit Idlefreebayarea.org.

 

 

 

Walnut Creek Saves Program Wraps Up

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Walnut Creek Saves, a no-cost program designed to save residents energy and water and to lower monthly bills, ended on May 31, 2018. Walnut Creek Saves was administered by WattzOn and offered as a part of the City’s efforts to address climate change and reach their sustainability goals. This limited-time program ran for approximately a year and a half using a mix of City and grant funds.We thank all the student interns who served as Conservation Coaches conducting outreach and home assessments throughout the program.

Program Metrics (January 2017-May 2018)

Completed home consultations: 245

Student interns trained: 20

Student outreach/consultation hours: 1853

Community events attended: 134

EnergyCenter accounts created: 175

Efficient products distributed (such as LED bulbs, faucet aerators, toilet dye tabs, and more): 544

Average monthly energy savings: 9.72%

Energy savings (kWh): 85,149

Greenhouse Gas Emissions avoided (Metric Tons): 20.66