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SDG&E aims to launch lobbying arm

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is attempting to sidestep SB 790 by using shareholder funds to launch a marketing campaign against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). SDG&E would be the first IOU to be allowed to create such a marketing division as SB 790 prohibits IOUs from using ratepayer funds for such a campaign. “Regulators are […]

FOCUS: MORE CITIES, COUNTIES CHOOSING GREEN ENERGY SOURCES

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is growing throughout the state of California. As these programs grow, so does opposition to them from the local investor-owned utilities (IOU). But as popularity and success of CCA is shared, more cities and counties are starting to explore starting their own programs. The IOUs are now looking to sidestep SB […]

Valley must fight to remain a hub for clean fuels jobs

The State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policy is helping to create jobs in the San Joaquin Valley. Clean fuel manufacturers are using biomass to create fuels like ethanol that will help the state reach its reduction of carbon intensity of transportation fuels goal, lowering emissions by 10 percent, by 2020.   Read […]

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 […]

CALIFORNIA: This Tiny town has found a new way to cut GHGs

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — This enclave in north San Diego County is known for its small-town feel, the summer concerts held on a bluff above crashing ocean waves and the non-chain stores in its arts district.It’s also seen as a progressive stronghold. Incorporated 30 years ago after local residents grew concerned about overdevelopment, Solana Beach […]

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 […]