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California Agencies Says Expanded Transmission Key to Meeting Renewable Mandate

For California to meet its ambitious goals for increasing renewable energy and cutting carbon dioxide emissions, electric transmission infrastructure must be expanded, according to a draft of a joint report by a number of state agencies. The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report issued Dec. 16 seeks to identify areas inside and outside […]

Big Power Lines May Be Unneeded

Fresno-area residential solar units continue to climb atop Central Valley rooftops, including in Kings County. Figures show 729 homes in Kings County hooked up to their own rooftop solar in 2014, some 966 in 2015 and 1180 homes last year. With the growth in more home energy production and increased energy efficiency, state energy planners […]

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Receives State Approval

Officials with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority on Friday said they were one step closer to launching a new energy program in Humboldt County that aims to shrink electricity bills and supply power from more renewable sources. Matthew Marshall, executive director at the energy authority, said they received notice late last month the California Public […]

Local Governments to Join Monterey Bay Community Power

SANTA CRUZ — Following approximately 100 community meetings and presentations, as well as in-depth discussions with elected officials and staff, 19 local governments have taken formal actions signaling their interest to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a regional project among local government agencies to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and […]

Local Power Control

A multi-jurisdictional public energy agency that includes the county advanced a power buying program whose implementation in unincorporated areas was approved by the Board of Supervisors last spring. The action authorized the county’s participation in the new program, which is slated to begin providing power in spring 2017. Known as Community Choice Aggregation, the program […]