When you are done with a light, TV, stereo or anything else that uses electricity, turn it off to save energy.
U.S. Department of Energy


iStock_000004788253Medium_revIt's no surprise that the rising cost of fossil fuels and their environmental impact is driving a global transition toward renewable energy. But if you're feeling a touch of déjà vu, you're not off base – we've done this all before. Our ancestors used whale blubber to light and heat their homes. Then the whale population dwindled and blubber became too costly (plus the whales were dying out), so we switched to kerosene. Later we replaced kerosene with electricity from coal and natural gas, and eventually became dependent on petroleum.

Now the shift is toward renewable energies like solar, wind power, and nuclear. The technologies are still developing, and many are already available with government rebates and energy company incentives to boot. Use this section to learn about the opportunities and decide what makes the most sense for you.

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Make Decorating with Holiday Lights Safe, Efficient, and Fun

As we decorate our homes and businesses for the holiday season, PG&E reminds customers that holiday lighting can increase the potential for fire risk, injury, and electric shock, so you should follow the proper precautions when decorating. Also, older, non-energy-efficient lighting can severely impact power bills.

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)

The City of Napa has adopted the Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance to reduce the environmental and community impacts related to single-use plastic and paper carryout bags and to promote a major shift toward the use of reusable bags. Starting January 1, 2015, retail stores in the city of Napa may not provide single-use carryout plastic bags and must charge a minimum of 10 cents for each paper bag sold to customers. Customers have the option to bring their own reusable bags or purchase paper or reusable bags from stores.

Geeking out on Community Choice Aggregation

The introduction of the MCE Napa County clean energy option is made possible through community choice aggregation (CCA). If you’d like to know more about CCA, we’ve put together some user-friendly resources to help answer questions about CCA programs in general and how a CCA will work in Napa County.

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SNC Events and News

SNC featured on Comcast "Newsmakers"
Want to know more about Sustainable Napa County, how the organization got started, and what we are up to now? Watch ... More >
Energy savings pay off for school district
How is the Napa Valley School District saving nearly $300,000 a year?  Through energy efficiency of course! ... More >

Other Events and News

Gasser Goes Green: Conservation features and so...
Feb 21, 2009 Gasser Goes Green Conservation features and solar panels installed By KEVIN COURTNEY Register Staff Write... More >
Napa City Council makes history
Adopts city’s first mandatory high performance building ordinance On December 2, 2008 the Napa City Council... More >

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