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Why Did L.A. County Create Another Utility?

As Los Angeles County moves to set up its own utility, customers will have a chance to break with longtime power provider Southern California Edison beginning in mid-2018. The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote Tuesday to create the public energy program requires customers to decide whether to stay with Edison or sign up with the […]

King City Backs out of Monterey Bay CCE

A hugely popular renewable energy program sounds like nothing but fun in the sun to most government leaders, but a couple communities are now signaling they may pass on the chance to join the party. King City and Del Rey Oaks are the only two municipalities out of 21 that have voted not to join […]

California Considering Rebates for Energy Storage Systems

California has a good solar problem. It has an overabundance of solar power generation that could be better utilized with the implementation of energy storage technology. State Senator Scott Weiner (D) introduced Senate Bill 700 to create an energy storage incentive that would provide rebates to customers of utility companies who install energy storage systems. […]

Portola Valley Goes ECO100: The First City to Have 100% Renewable Electricity Supply as Default

Portola Valley is the first city in the country to have 100% renewable energy as the default power supply for all customers in its jurisdiction. All cities in San Mateo County now buy their electric power from Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a joint powers authority. Peninsula Clean Energy gives customers the choice of ECOplus, a […]

Earth Day: Improving Air, Water Is ‘Urgent Necessity’

Earth Day, the world’s largest secular holiday and the only event celebrated by more than a half-billion people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities, is sponsored by many national and international organizations. In his official proclamation, Fresno Mayor Lee Brand cited the following reasons for declaring Saturday, April 22, Earth Day in Fresno: “Earth Day, […]