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Economic Summit Highlights Innovations, Collaborations in Monterey Bay Region

Monterey Bay Community Power in the news: “Johnson said there are 18 cities signed on to the local effort from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and that the 3-year-old endeavor will probably come to fruition with a launch in October.” Visit www.MBCommunityPower.org for more information. Economic summit highlights innovations, collaborations in Monterey Bay region, By […]

MCE Clean Energy Adds 7 New Municipalities, Raising Prospect of Lower Rates

MCE adds 7 new municipalities. “Dawn Weisz, Marin Clean Energy’s executive officer, said the extra revenue generated by the addition of Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena, Calistoga and Yountville could result in an average 8 percent reduction in Marin Clean Energy’s rates.” Marin Clean Energy Adds 7 New Municipalities, Raising Prospect of Lower […]

A California Farmer Who is Preparing for Climate Change

The effects of climate change are starting to impact crop yields in California’s Central Valley. Don Cameron is a farmer, solar power advocate, and leader in the effort to improve groundwater recharge in the Valley. He sees a connection between climate change and the need to plan for responsible groundwater use. “Cameron, who is also a board member of the […]

Central San Joaquin Valley Farmers, Packers Bet Big on Solar to Cut Power Costs

Farmers are seeing the benefits of solar both through cost reduction and as a way to fortify their infrastructure to protect against outages. “Solar and agriculture experts say solar is one of the few ways farmers can control rising business costs. Many growers have little to no flexibility in cutting expenses like feed, labor and […]

Community Choice Aggregation 

One of the most prominent benefits of CCAs is that it offers communities with local control over energy decisions; choosing who provides their communities energy and what will be used to provide it. CCA offers energy independence, price stability and more efficient Energy Efficiency programs.