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Bruce McPherson: Community energy on its way

May 3 was a momentous day for our region when representatives of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) met as the first tri-county Community Choice Energy (CCE) agency in California. MBCP will oversee the most impactful environmental strategy local governments can take to meet established state and regional climate goals. Elected and administrative representatives from Monterey, […]

Editorial: Community Choice Energy plan will be good for San Jose and consumers

San Jose can’t hope to meet the state’s mandate of getting 50 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2030 without aggressively pursuing the use of clean power. So on Tuesday, the City Council should approve a Community Choice Energy (CCE) plan, giving residents and businesses the ability to choose their source of electricity. This is […]

Liccardo: Let consumers choose to use clean energy and, by the way, save money

All too often, calls for environmental sustainability resemble a doctor’s advice — urging that we indulge less, sweat more and take bad-tasting medicine. Fortunately, life sometimes gives us happier options. The San Jose City Council faces such an option this May, when it can make San Jose greener by enabling our residents and businesses to choose […]

Oakley Moves to Join Marin Clean Energy

OAKLEY — The City Council backed a resolution Tuesday to join Marin Clean Energy and will bring the final application for approval on May 23. Three council members voted to go with Marin Clean Energy, the first community choice energy program, as opposed to East Bay Community Energy, which is still being formed. Councilmember Claire Alaura […]

Kings Largest Solar Farm Proposed

An application to build a 2,527 acre, 250-megawatt solar farm is being processed by Kings County. It would be the largest photovoltaic project in the county. Called Westlands Aquamarine, the plan being proposed by the company, Westland Solar Park, is south of the Avenal Cutoff on the north side of Laurel, both east and west […]

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

Community choice aggregation allows cities and counties in California to group individual customers’ purchasing power for energy. After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities and counties the opportunity to choose what kinds of energy to purchase for their […]