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Apple Valley Adopts Plan to Become Electric Provider

The Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt the implementation plan for the Apple Valley Choice Energy Program, a move the leads the town a step closer to becoming residents’ default electricity provider. A summary of the Community Choice Aggregation program startup and phase-in process projects total revenues for the town of nearly $13.2 million while […]

Apple Valley Adopts Plan to Become Electric Provider

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt the implementation plan for the Apple Valley Choice Energy Program, a move the leads the town a step closer to becoming residents’ default electricity provider. A summary of the Community Choice Aggregation program startup and phase-in process projects total revenues for the town of nearly […]

La Mesa hears about renewable energy

Residents of La Mesa, California hear from Ty Tosdal, an energy regulation lawyer, on the benefits of Community Choice Energy. Tosdal spoke to dozens of people including members of the city’s planning commission and commission on environmental sustainability. “The city would decide what locally generated energy would be offered, and it could decide just how […]

SF to Expand CleanPowerSF Energy Load amid Strong Customer Demand

By Joshua Sabatini on August 10, 2016 San Francisco plans to expand its renewable energy supply after more customers than expected chose the new power service over PG&E. After being entangled in politics and the energy monopoly’s opposition for more than a decade, CleanPowerSF began serving its first customers 14 weeks ago. City officials say […]

No dejen atrás a las comunidades de bajos recursos en el plan climático

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California se encuentra ante una encrucijada con nuestra estrategia para combatir el cambio climático. La Junta de Recursos del Aire de California (ARB, por sus siglas en inglés), está considerando opciones sobre cómo lograr sus objetivos climáticos para el 2030, en un momento en el que la industria petrolera quiere socavar cualquier intento serio por poner fin a nuestra dependencia en los combustibles fósiles. Mientras tanto, las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero siguen ensuciando nuestro aire, empeorando el cambio climático y asfixiándonos.

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors votes to join Sonoma Clean Power

Mendocino County supervisors have formalized their intent to join public supplier Sonoma Clean Power in a bid to offer greener, cheaper electricity options to county residents. More than 30,000 residential and commercial customers could be offered a choice between PG&E, the county’s dominant electricity supplier, and Sonoma Clean power by early next summer if things […]

Lode Elephant Refuge Goes Solar

With their colossal bodies and their inability to sweat, wild elephants are considered especially vulnerable to rising temperatures. But a sanctuary for retired and rescued elephants near San Andreas is doing its part to help those endangered populations on the far side of the world. The Performing Animal Welfare Society just went solar. More than […]

Hermosa Beach council discusses alternate energy providers

It was a debate that pitted the city’s aggressive carbon neutral goals against financial viability on Tuesday night, as the Hermosa Beach City Council considered whether to continue researching Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as an alternative energy provider. CCA is a state-governed policy that allows municipalities to purchase alternative energy supplies such as solar, wind […]

Can California tune up its climate strategy?

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the FRESNO BEE As Philadelphia baked and wildfires roared like the apocalypse in California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week called on the nation to remember the impact this presidential election could have on climate change. “What America needs today are not deniers, but leaders. Not division, but common purpose. Not […]