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Comment: The greenwashing academy?

A lengthy article in the East Bay Express today questions whether Berkeley High’s new Green Academy is an exercise in greenwashing because of support from utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric. The Green Academy, which will open in September, will be BHS’s seventh “small learning community”. It’s one of several green initiatives in California high […]

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Berkeley gets smart power meters

 By Becca Freed In the past couple of weeks, PG&E has begun installing so-called SmartMeters on Berkeley residences.  One showed up at my house even before PG&E’s letter arrived announcing the retrofit. SmartMeters are supposed to let consumers monitor their household energy consumption, with reports on hourly electricity use and daily gas use. Presumably this […]