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Lancaster, Calif. Requires Newly Built Houses to Fully Power Themselves with Solar

Lancaster, California has moved beyond requiring solar panels on the rooftops of new houses. A newly passed city ordinance stipulates that those rooftop arrays meet the energy needs of those homes. The city started requiring solar on new homes back in 2014, pioneering a policy that has since been adopted by Sebastopol, Santa Monica and San Francisco, and which was introduced into the California […]

Local Dairy Installs Huge Solar Project

HANFORD – A local dairy has installed what may be the largest solar power system to date for a dairy in Kings County, according to Sunvalley Solar Inc. The company sent out a press release Monday indicating that the 2.2-megawatt system it just finished installing at the Wreden Ranch Dairy between Hanford and Lemoore is the […]

New Two-Megawatt Freethy Industrial Park Solar Unveiled

On Tuesday, February 14, MCE and JHS Properties unveiled Freethy Industrial Park, a new, two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar project in Richmond, marking the completion of MCE’s third Feed-In Tariff project. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program invites local entrepreneurs to develop and sell renewable energy to MCE within its service area at a fixed price for twenty years. Four new […]

Santa Monica to Discuss Creating Clean Energy Non-Profit

The City Council will consider Tuesday which direction to go when pursuing a new plan to buy and sell electricity in Santa Monica. A year ago, the Council decided to move forward to establish a local, not-for-profit, public agency to make decisions on sources of energy. The pursuit is part of an overall strategy in […]

School District Spearheads New Power Revolution

San Diego Unified School District offered a glimpse into the ongoing implementation of its climate action plan on Thursday evening (February 9) with its Family Climate Action Summit. A crowd of about 100 trickled into the auditorium at Kearny High School, where climate action awards were presented and school-board vice president Kevin Beiser, along with […]

Full Text of Mayor Sam Liccardo’s State of the City Speech

Mayor Sam Liccardo gave San Jose residents his third State of the City address Saturday, February 11th. Liccardo spoke of unity, inclusion, public safety, prosperity, and laid out plans for connecting and transforming the city. Below is an excerpt from the speech where Liccardo shares his vision for climate leadership and building on the city’s “Green Vision”. The Mayor urges San […]

Monterey Bay Community Power Is a Good Deal

The Central Coast in general and Monterey County communities in particular have arrived at an important moment that will determine whether we continue to be leaders in the field of innovation and environmental protection. On Tuesday, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to join Monterey Bay Community Power, an effort several years […]

County Vote on Clean Energy

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote next Wednesday on a staff recommendation to authorize a feasibility study for a county-wide Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The City of Del Mar has sent a letter to the board supporting the CCE study. A CCE (also known as Community Choice Aggregation) has been used […]

Romeo Power Expands Manufacturing in Vernon, California

Romeo Power, a company that designs and manufactures electric vehicle battery packs, is expanding its manufacturing capabilities just outside of Los Angeles to the city of Vernon, California. At its new 113,000 square foot facility the company will manufacture battery packs ranging in size from 1 kWh to 1 MWh. The expansion supports the electric vehicle market as […]

Commentary: Give people a voice and choice in electric service

Communities throughout California and the nation are embracing Community Choice Energy programs for the procurement of cleaner energy. For more than 100 years, private electrical utilities have monopolized the market, leaving the consumer, the people, without a voice in how their electricity is procured and delivered, or in the rates they are required to pay. […]