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Don’t Miss CPUC’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in Sacramento and S.F.

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On August 21, 2017, the CPUC and our energy efficiency education program, Energy Upgrade California, will mark the coming together of communities and businesses throughout the state in an epic unifying experience – to witness the Great American Eclipse and collectively pledge to do their part to lower California’s electricity use on eclipse day, August 21, and every day.

We are holding two solar eclipse viewing events – one in San Francisco and one in Sacramento!

Sacramento

When: Monday, August 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: California State Capitol, West Steps, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

What: Join the CPUC, Energy Upgrade California, and California Assemblymember Chris Holden, along with California community based organizations and other state representatives, at a Solar Eclipse watch to folks  to unplug and head outside to watch the historic Solar Eclipse!  Before the eclipse viewing, host Assemblymember Holden will discuss the importance of saving energy so that California can burn fewer fossil fuels and emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions when the state’s solar energy production dips during the eclipse. By doing just one more thing to save energy on August 21 and every day moving forward, Californians can create a major positive impact on our environment.  Representatives from Energy Upgrade California will also distribute eclipse viewing glasses that double as coffee sleeves, and will share easy tips for consumers to save energy. Additional activities will include arts and crafts with Powerhouse Science Center, solar cell PV demonstration facilitated by statewide utilities companies, and discussions with NASA Ambassadors.

Read more in our media advisory.

San Francisco

When: Monday, August 21, 2017, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, Across from City Hall on Polk Street

What: The CPUC and Energy Upgrade California will join San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee at a Solar Eclipse viewing event to encourage San Francisco residents and business owners to unplug and head outside to watch the historic Solar Eclipse! To kick off the viewing event, Energy Upgrade California will be on-site to distribute eclipse viewing glasses that double as coffee sleeves and will share tips for simple ways consumers can save energy when solar energy production dips during the solar eclipse. At 10 a.m., Mayor Lee and CPUC Commissioners Carla J. Peterman and Liane M. Randolph will discuss the importance of renewable energy and saving energy in order for California to burn fewer fossil fuels and emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions when the sun is partially eclipsed by the moon in the morning hours on August 21.

Read more in our media advisory.

Consumers can take a pledge to do one thing for the sun during the eclipse at CalEclipse.org.

Read more about how you can Do Your Thing to save energy on eclipse day and every day!

 

 

 

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