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Redondo Renewable Energy Study Passes despite Split Vote

Two years ago, the Redondo Beach City Council moved to explore joining a joint-powers agreement that would, literally, join the city’s electrical power together with that of neighboring cities. In the process, Redondo Beach would push toward using renewable energy sources. At the Council’s March 21 meeting, plans to further explore that path carried despite […]

Sonoma Clean Power, Marin’s MCE Help Lead Fight against Fossil-Fueled Energy Grid

As the demand for clean, renewable energy across the state increases, both Sonoma Clean Power and MCE, formerly Marin Clean Energy, are expanding their services. Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Clean Power will begin serving Mendocino County in June, which will add 38,000 new customers to its existing 196,000 in Sonoma County. In the North Bay, San […]

2017 Legislative Session Heats Up: Bills to Watch, and a Call to Action!

The Center for Climate Protection is tracking about 15 energy-related bills this legislative session, about half of which relate directly or indirectly to Community Choice Energy. Among them is one of particular concern, SB 618, authored by none other than Steven Bradford, the southern California Senator who in 2014 introduced the most threatening legislation for […]

Community Choice Baby Boom

To address the climate crisis, the Center for Climate Protection advances models that bring multiple benefits to communities, including greenhouse gas reductions. We identified Community Choice as a promising model in 2005, and began pursing in 2008 what became Sonoma Clean Power in 2014. Since then we’ve helped spread and optimize Community Choice in California. […]

More Power Applied to Community Choice Energy Program

Woodland is stepping up its effort toward providing cheaper power for the people. Now under the chairmanship of Tom Flynn, the city’s Community Choice Energy Advisory Committee is working to finish a report with recommendations that will most likely lead to linking with an agency under development by Yolo County and the city of Davis. If […]

California’s Flood of Green Energy Could Drive a Record 8GW of Curtailment This Spring

Last month, the California Independent System Operator quietly announced that it could face a record-breaking need for curtailments — paying, or forcing, generators to stop pumping electricity into a transmission grid that just doesn’t have the demand for it at the time. “With the bountiful hydro conditions expected this year and significant additional solar installations both in the […]

County Supervisors Finalize Signing on to Monterey Bay Community Power Authority

Salinas >> Still divided over governance, a split Board of Supervisors finalized joining the Monterey Bay Community Power authority on Tuesday. By a 3-2 vote, the supervisors approved under its consent agenda a community choice aggregation ordinance allowing the county to participate in the fledgling tri-county power agency that plans to take over electricity purchasing […]

Las Vegas Solar Power Coming to Los Angeles

A 250-megawatt solar electric generating station built on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas will soon start pushing energy to Los Angeles, tribal leaders said Sunday. The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and an energy firm called First Solar commissioned the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project on Friday. The solar panels are located about 30 miles north of Las […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Provide Electricity to Mendocino County in June

Sonoma Clean Power has scheduled the following public meetings to learn more about services and options in Mendocino County: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Coast Community Library 225 Main St., Point Arena Monday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. Mendocino Community Center 998 School St., Mendocino Wednesday, April 5, noon-1 p.m. Point Arena City Hall 24000 S. Highway 1, […]