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Wanted: Your Opinion on Where We Get Energy

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority board met Monday night to educate members of the public from Humboldt County on their plans to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to the county. The CCE would be an alternative to PG&E, and plans to offer residents of Humboldt county cleaner energy, maximize local renewable sources, offer competitive rates, […]

City Of Richmond Wins Two Gold Awards for Sustainability, Energy Savings

The City of Richmond, CA earned two gold awards from the Institute for Local Government’s Beacon Program, and their partnership with Marin Clean Energy helped earn the city those awards. “Sustainability projects touted in Richmond’s application included the redesigned Mathieu Court Alley, water conservation initiatives at City Hall, Richmond’s partnership with Marin Clean Energy and […]

Communities Should Embrace This Technology – Letter to the Editor

Regarding “More cities, counties choosing green energy sources” (Aug. 15): Thank you for the excellent article on Community Choice Energy (CCE). Like Uber and Airbnb, CCE is a disruptive technology that challenges conventional establishments. Those technologies give people choices in transit and lodging. Similarly, CCE gives people choices in electricity. Just as consumers may still […]

Video from the San José Clean Energy meeting 9/12/16

The City of San José held an informational meeting covering San José Clean Energy on September 12, 2016.

Sonoma County to Offer Incentives for Drivers to Switch to Electric Cars

In an effort to reduce the number of “gas-guzzling” cars off the road, Sonoma County is working on an initiative that could potentially give residents financial incentives to switch to more efficient vehicles. Sonoma Clean Power also has their own plans to help Sonoma County drivers make the switch; more news of that program should […]


A project initiated in Davis, California three years ago points to opportunities for unprecedented collaboration between cities and energy utilities. The project, entitled Davis Future Renewable Energy and Efficiency (DavisFREE), mined city databases for permitting and housing statistics that could be used in tailoring net zero retrofit programs to individual neighborhoods. The information in utility […]

Election 2016: Questions for Los Altos Council Candidates

A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Six candidates are running for three seats in the Nov. 8 election. In advance of the forum, organizers have prepared questions for the candidates. Following is the first in a series […]

San José Community Energy Informational Meeting

Sept 12 (Monday), 2016 – 6:30-7:30 pm:  Attend a Public Information Session Learn more, get energized San José is considering establishing a renewable energy utility for our community. Come to an informational meeting and learn more. For more information: San Jose Clean Energy webpage (City of San Jose) San Jose Community Energy (community group)  Clean Power Exchange (Center for Climate Protection’s […]


The city of American Canyon, CA has opted in for “light green” power for their 40 municipal buildings with Marin Clean Energy (MCE). “Light green” delivers 50% renewable energy, and the city has the option to change to the 100% renewable “deep green” plan in the future. Only one of the city’s buildings was not […]

A green alternative to PG&E is being proposed

Local governance issues push the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power back to 2018. The plan now will be to start making purchases in the California renewable energy markets sometime in 2017 to support a 2018 launch. “The city of Monterey had originally planned to put the decision to join the JPA and start making […]