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San Jose Council Weighs Locally Controlled Clean Energy Plan

As part of a sweeping transformation in California’s energy market, Silicon Valley cities are forming locally controlled agencies that offer ratepayers a higher mix of renewable energy at a slightly lower cost. On Tuesday, San Jose’s City Council will discuss a plan for shifting authority to buy and sell power from investor-owned utilities to a public model called […]

City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Keynote Speaker at San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017

Lancaster, CA. March 10, 2017 – City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris today delivered the keynote address at the San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017, conveying the importance and impact of the City of Lancaster’s numerous sustainability and climate change initiatives. The event — which is hosted by the Climate Action Campaign, Renovate America, […]

Council Passes Ordinance regarding MBCPA

SOLEDAD – In a 5–0 vote, the Soledad City Council on March 8 voted to authorize the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation program between the City of Soledad and the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCPA). The issue was introduced in December 2016, when the Soledad City Council heard a presentation from ZeroCity LLC […]

PG&E Renewable Energy Deliveries Grow; GHG-Free Portfolio Is Nearly 70 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Nearly 70 percent of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse gas-free resources, the company announced this week. One of the nation’s cleanest energy companies, PG&E delivered an average of 32.8 percent of its electricity in 2016 from renewable resources including solar, […]

Sempra Services Lobbyists Met With San Diego Elected Officials, Potentially Violating State Ban

State officials say lobbyists for Sempra Energy’s new marketing division, Sempra Services, may have violated state law by meeting with some San Diego elected officials. That’s because Sempra Services has not received full approval from the state agency that oversees utilities, the California Public Utilities Commission. The California Public Utilities Commission has confirmed it is investigating Sempra and its utility, San […]

Rooftop Solar Installations Rising but Pace of Growth Falls

Solar power led the nation last year among new sources of electricity production, but growth slowed significantly as California homeowners and businesses cooled to the idea of rooftop panels. U.S. rooftop solar installations increased 19% in 2016 compared with an average growth of 63% year-over-year from 2012 to 2015, even as the solar industry celebrated […]

Hundreds Gather to Learn about Community Choice Energy

REGION — If there was one prevailing theme from the hosts of panelists speaking to city and county officials, alternative energy stakeholders and others about community choice energy in a Rancho Bernardo conference room on March 10, it was this: why wait? Many of the leaders present — from Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear to Councilwoman […]