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LOIS HENRY: Time to Tell the State How You Think PG&E’s Latest Rate Increase Should Be Divvied up — Just Try and Keep It Clean

I love that the California Public Utilities Commission is coming to Bakersfield in August, after the second-hottest July on record, to hold a hearing about how PG&E should spread the pain of its latest rate increase. Summer is the perfect time to ask Bakersfieldians what we think about energy costs. Yes, folks, the PUC will […]

Danville Joins ‘Clean Energy’ Wave

Starting next year, Danville’s 17,500 residential and commercial electricity users will be able to choose cleaner, renewable energy with the town’s joining with the San Rafael-based MCE Clean Energy program. Danville joins Contra Costa County and several other cities, including Walnut Creek, Richmond, Martinez, Concord, Moraga, El Cerrito, Lafayette and San Pablo, that have opted to […]

City Council Votes to Join Energy Authority

Lincoln City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to join the Sierra Valley Energy Authority, a Joint Powers Agency (JPA) that might provide electricity at lower rates than PG&E. Councilmen Gabriel Hydrick and Stan Nader voted against joining the Sierra Valley Energy Authority. According to a report by Lincoln Economic Development manager Shawn Tillman, legislation passed […]

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Powering up an Aggressive Schedule

Editor’s note: Elements of this story originally published on Thursday, July 27 were in error. This updated story corrects and clarifies those errors. By Hans Peter hpeter@dailydemocrat.com @WDD_Hans on Twitter In an effort to source cleaner energy for local customers, Woodland officially took part in their third meeting of the Valley Clean Energy Alliance this […]

MCE Approves Martinez’s Admittance to Energy Alliance

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After completing the lengthy application for membership, Martinez has been approved for admittance to Marin Clean Energy, said Alex DiGiorgio, deputy director of the agency’s community development. The Martinez City Council heard multiple presentations about community choice energy before deciding to pursue membership in Marin Clean Energy (MCE). At the latest meeting […]

San Joaquin Regional Transit District in Stockton lines up as Electric Bus Customer

July 27–Proterra, the Burlingame builder of electric buses, opened a factory in the Los Angeles area Wednesday, in an effort to move some of its manufacturing closer to its West Coast customers. The company’s new plant, in the City of Industry, will build buses for public transit agencies throughout California and other Western states. Until […]

California Leads Way in Clean Energy

Russell Harland’s letter of July 28, referring to the recent cap-and-trade extension, claimed “California isn’t being a leader. California is being left behind.” But let’s check the facts. California’s job growth has outpaced that of the national economy for years. Our state has far more clean-energy jobs than there are coal jobs in all of […]

Calif. Tomato Farm To Grow Energy Savings With Solar Project

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, has announced a new 665 kW solar power construction project for Togninali Farms, a third-generation tomato farm in Stockton, Calif. Togninali Farms selected Sunworks to help lower its operating costs and advance sustainable growth initiatives. Reducing and stabilizing expenses […]