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New Solar Panels Churn Electricity on 1,900 Acres near Tranquillity

A 1,900-acre installation of solar panels near Tranquillity fired up commercial power production on Monday, generating up to 200 megawatts of electricity for Southern California Edison. The Tranquillity Solar Facility is jointly owned by Southern Power and Canadian Solar. Construction of the plant began in July 2015, and Southern Power bought a 51 percent stake in the […]

Conservative Desert Town on the Cusp of Emerging Solar Trend

Kathy Reinhart bought a new home in north Los Angeles County last year, picking it for its single-story design, new construction upgrades, and extra bedrooms for visiting children and grandchildren. She also liked the shiny solar panels on the tiled roof of the beige and brown house. Solar wasn’t the home’s top draw in the […]

Clean Energy Joint Venture Gains Support: San Mateo County Joint Powers Authority Formed to Buy Renewable Energy in Bulk

About 297,000 PG&E customers in San Mateo County could get their energy from renewable sources in less than a year under a joint powers authority being formed called Peninsula Clean Energy. The Office of Sustainability has been granted $1.5 million to form the joint venture known as Community Choice Aggregation that is already in place […]

Climate Change Summit to Be Held at CSUMB Next Week

Marina >> A summit to highlight 10 years of regional collaboration and achievement in addressing the climate change challenge in the Monterey Bay area will be presented by Monterey Bay Community Power and CSU Monterey Bay on Oct. 27. The Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact will hold its third Climate Summit from 11 a.m. […]

Central, South Coast Counties, Cities Look at Bringing More Renewable Electricity to Region

Would you like to get more of your electricity from solar power, or other renewable sources? A study is underway to see if Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as the cities in the region might want to pursue a program which might make it possible. Angie Hacker is Division Chief […]

Solana Beach Candidates Share Similar Views In Forum

SOLANA BEACH — There was little disagreement among the six candidates running for three available City Council seats during an Oct. 6 forum moderated by the League of Women Voters. Answering questions submitted by some of the approximately 200 audience members, Mayor David Zito and residents Ed Siegel, Jewel Edson, Chris Hohn, Judy Hegenauer and […]

Supervisors Give Go Ahead to Energy Plan

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead last week for staff to proceed with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Supervisors voted to accept the feasibility study, which found that CCA would be viable. Staff was directed to form a joint powers authority (JPA) and bring in experts in energy and marketing to design […]

Sonoma Clean Power Adds Electric Vehicles to Its Fight to Address Climate Change

The launch of Sonoma Clean Power in spring of 2014 is widely cited as the single largest action Sonoma County has taken to address climate change locally. The public agency and the county’s dominant electricity provider is credited with reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through large-scale purchase and […]

Per Capita Davis: Just what is Community Choice Energy?

The city of Davis and the county of Yolo are in the process of setting up a Community Choice Energy program. This is a partnership between these two jurisdictions and PG&E. In effect, the city and county form a Joint Powers Authority that determines what type of electricity is purchased and what rates are charged […]

La Mesa Candidates Share Views on Community Choice Energy Option

October 17, 2016 (La Mesa) — Recently, La Mesa’s Planning Commission and Environmental Sustainability Commission held a public meeting on the potential for La Mesa to form its own community choice aggregation (CCA) energy program. The plan would enable the city to purchase power from renewable energy sources and sell it directly to residents, offering an alternative […]