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LOIS HENRY: Time to Tell the State How You Think PG&E’s Latest Rate Increase Should Be Divvied up — Just Try and Keep It Clean

I love that the California Public Utilities Commission is coming to Bakersfield in August, after the second-hottest July on record, to hold a hearing about how PG&E should spread the pain of its latest rate increase. Summer is the perfect time to ask Bakersfieldians what we think about energy costs. Yes, folks, the PUC will […]

Danville Joins ‘Clean Energy’ Wave

Starting next year, Danville’s 17,500 residential and commercial electricity users will be able to choose cleaner, renewable energy with the town’s joining with the San Rafael-based MCE Clean Energy program. Danville joins Contra Costa County and several other cities, including Walnut Creek, Richmond, Martinez, Concord, Moraga, El Cerrito, Lafayette and San Pablo, that have opted to […]

Fresno TCC Project Kickoff Workshops, August 15th and 16th

Do you have an interesting project idea you’d like to propose to be considered for Transformative Climate Communities funding? Are you curious to learn about what other projects might be under development? Would you like to connect with others who are also working on potential projects for funding? Then please join us next week at our […]

MCE Approves Martinez’s Admittance to Energy Alliance

MARTINEZ, Calif. – After completing the lengthy application for membership, Martinez has been approved for admittance to Marin Clean Energy, said Alex DiGiorgio, deputy director of the agency’s community development. The Martinez City Council heard multiple presentations about community choice energy before deciding to pursue membership in Marin Clean Energy (MCE). At the latest meeting […]

Sonoma Clean Power Launches Second Round of EV Incentive Program

Helpful Resources Apply View All Purchase Credits & Incentives Program Details and Limitations EV Buyer’s Guide As a follow up to last year’s Electric Vehicle Incentive pilot program, which saw 206 customers purchase or lease steeply discounted electric vehicles, phase two of Sonoma Clean Power’s Drive EverGreen program will run from August 8th to October […]

San Joaquin Regional Transit District in Stockton lines up as Electric Bus Customer

July 27–Proterra, the Burlingame builder of electric buses, opened a factory in the Los Angeles area Wednesday, in an effort to move some of its manufacturing closer to its West Coast customers. The company’s new plant, in the City of Industry, will build buses for public transit agencies throughout California and other Western states. Until […]

California Leads Way in Clean Energy

Russell Harland’s letter of July 28, referring to the recent cap-and-trade extension, claimed “California isn’t being a leader. California is being left behind.” But let’s check the facts. California’s job growth has outpaced that of the national economy for years. Our state has far more clean-energy jobs than there are coal jobs in all of […]

Calif. Tomato Farm To Grow Energy Savings With Solar Project

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, has announced a new 665 kW solar power construction project for Togninali Farms, a third-generation tomato farm in Stockton, Calif. Togninali Farms selected Sunworks to help lower its operating costs and advance sustainable growth initiatives. Reducing and stabilizing expenses […]

Old Tire Plant in Hanford Gets New Life, and Electric-Car Buyers Could Be Interested

Faraday Future plans to make luxury electric cars in the old Pirelli tire factory in Hanford. The Los Angeles-based start-up company announced Monday that it had signed a lease for the 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant. Hanford “offered us a facility with all the infrastructure in place to help improve our time to get cars out […]

Huntington Beach Votes to Explore Community Choice Program

The council voted 5-2, with members Lyn Semeta and Peterson dissenting, to enter an agreement with Southern California Edison to look into community choice aggregation, which can provide cities control over electricity rates and efficiency programs. A CCA is a program for cities to buy or generate electricity for residents. Peterson said he doesn’t like […]