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Editorial: Valley Communities Take Note, Davis Charts Its Own Energy Path

The City of Davis and Yolo County have both voted to take steps towards creating a Community Choice Aggregation program. This program would give residents the choice of cleaner energy sources at lower prices, beginning in less than two years. “The goal is lofty: to provide more renewable energy, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and give […]

Cities moving to clean energy: Twenty municipalities sign on to new county program, PG&E launches solar program

“Nearly 300,000 PG&E customers in San Mateo County will get their energy from renewable sources by the end of the year as all 20 of the county’s cities have agreed to form a joint powers agency with the county to buy clean power in bulk.” Cities moving to clean energy: Twenty municipalities sign on to […]

SoCal Edison to Renew County Franchise

Southern California Edison to renew its franchise contract with Kings County to provide electricity to Hanford and Armona for the next 30 years. “In exchange for letting the utility operate, the county gets 2 percent of SCE’s gross annual receipts arising from the utility’s uses under the franchise, which mainly involves the sale of electricity to local […]

Stanford Students Help East Palo Alto Initiate New Renewable Energy Program

After a quarter-long collaboration between Stanford graduate students and city staff, East Palo Alto has become a founding member of Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). This new non-profit seeks to provide San Mateo County residents with renewable energy at low cost. Peninsula Clean Energy’s new “community choice energy” (CCE) program will take effect in August 2016. […]

Energy Democracy: Inside Californians’ Game-Changing Plan for Community-Owned Power

Great article written by Al Weinrub covering the history and benefits of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). He covers the past, present, and future challenges facing CCA. He quotes Clean Power Exchange’s own Woody Hastings on community control and CCA potential for purchasing energy from cleaner sources. “Nevertheless, the challenges of implementing Community Choice are many. Community […]