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Redondo Renewable Energy Study Passes despite Split Vote

Two years ago, the Redondo Beach City Council moved to explore joining a joint-powers agreement that would, literally, join the city’s electrical power together with that of neighboring cities. In the process, Redondo Beach would push toward using renewable energy sources. At the Council’s March 21 meeting, plans to further explore that path carried despite […]

Sonoma Clean Power, Marin’s MCE Help Lead Fight against Fossil-Fueled Energy Grid

As the demand for clean, renewable energy across the state increases, both Sonoma Clean Power and MCE, formerly Marin Clean Energy, are expanding their services. Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Clean Power will begin serving Mendocino County in June, which will add 38,000 new customers to its existing 196,000 in Sonoma County. In the North Bay, San […]

California’s Flood of Green Energy Could Drive a Record 8GW of Curtailment This Spring

Last month, the California Independent System Operator quietly announced that it could face a record-breaking need for curtailments — paying, or forcing, generators to stop pumping electricity into a transmission grid that just doesn’t have the demand for it at the time. “With the bountiful hydro conditions expected this year and significant additional solar installations both in the […]

County Supervisors Finalize Signing on to Monterey Bay Community Power Authority

Salinas >> Still divided over governance, a split Board of Supervisors finalized joining the Monterey Bay Community Power authority on Tuesday. By a 3-2 vote, the supervisors approved under its consent agenda a community choice aggregation ordinance allowing the county to participate in the fledgling tri-county power agency that plans to take over electricity purchasing […]

GBUAPCD Accepting Comments on Solar Project

THE GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT REQUESTS PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DISTRICTS DECISION TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FOUR ACRE SOLAR PROJECT Pursuant to District Rule 205, the District solicits public comment on proposed Authority to Construct to be granted to Coso Energy Developers for a four acre solar power generation […]

Las Vegas Solar Power Coming to Los Angeles

A 250-megawatt solar electric generating station built on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas will soon start pushing energy to Los Angeles, tribal leaders said Sunday. The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and an energy firm called First Solar commissioned the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project on Friday. The solar panels are located about 30 miles north of Las […]

RCEA Board Approves Humboldt Redwood Company Agreements

On Monday afternoon the Redwood Coast Energy Authority unanimously approved two separate purchase agreements with Humboldt Redwood Company and directed staff to start the process to procure further biomass energy from DG Fairhaven. All board members were present except Rio Dell’s representative Tim Marks. About 25 people packed into the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Provide Electricity to Mendocino County in June

Sonoma Clean Power has scheduled the following public meetings to learn more about services and options in Mendocino County: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Coast Community Library 225 Main St., Point Arena Monday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. Mendocino Community Center 998 School St., Mendocino Wednesday, April 5, noon-1 p.m. Point Arena City Hall 24000 S. Highway 1, […]

Wind Energy Is Far Too Important to Let It Stall

As wind energy achieves a historic milestone – surpassing the total capacity of hydropower dams to become the nation’s largest renewable energy resource – many of California’s pioneer wind projects are in danger of shutting down. Instead, California should promote the revival of these projects with state-of-the-art technology. Gov. Jerry Brown’s first administration in the […]