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It is our aim to present information and points of view that are important to clean energy and Community Choice stakeholders throughout California. The Clean Power Exchange and Center for Climate Protection are not responsible for the factual accuracy in reposted articles and viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Clean Power Exchange or Center for Climate Protection.

Benicia eco company offers to pay residents for going solar

“Lots of people want to do their part in helping the environment, and one way to do it is by installing solar panels to cut back on the use of electricity. Unfortunately, the cost of these panels can be pretty exorbitant. Not everyone is willing to pay $73 a month for 730 kilowatt hours in […]

California’s RPS Generating Thousands of Clean Energy Blue-Collar Jobs

“California’s aggressive climate policies — combined with the sheer size of its economy — have helped it create the most clean energy jobs of any state in the country, according to a new study by the UC Berkeley Labor Center. The report, The Link Between Good Jobs and a Low Carbon Future, says the Renewables […]


“The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCE), a partnership of 12 local governments, will bring its residents and businesses 100% carbon free electricity at lower costs when it begins operation in 2017. On July 13th, SVCE’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan. ‘Offering 100% carbon free electricity at lower rates is a game-changer, fulfilling […]

Solana Beach Seeks Electricity Options

“Last month, Solana Beach announced the hunt for a service provider to help launch the county’s first local power program, which aims to curb greenhouse gases. This month, a war on community choice aggregation, as it’s called, could begin. ‘San Diego Gas & Electric has decided it wishes to lobby or market against [community choice […]

What’s Next After Paris & What’s In Store For California?

On June 30, 2016, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group presented its annual Energy & Sustainability Summit at Oracle in Redwood City, with the theme: “What’s Next After Paris & What’s In Store For California.” Here are some of the highlights from a day full of brilliant and informative speakers: Peter Gleik, President of the Pacific […]

Environmental update: Sustainability programs to keep an eye on

Community Choice Energy and other sustainability programs going on in Davis, CA. “Community Choice Energy: City Council voted unanimously in March 2016 to establish a CCE program to provide local utility control. PG&E will continue to deliver electricity through its infrastructure and handle all billing and collections. “Based on the modeling by our consultants, the benefits of […]

HERO-Financed Rooftop Solar To Generate 3.5 Billion kWh In Calif.

Renovate America says its HERO Program has now financed nearly 19,000 residential solar power installations in California, which are projected to generate 3.5 billion kWh of clean electricity during their lifetime. According to the company, this is enough energy to close one coal-fired power plant for a year. A public-private partnership with local communities, HERO has provided financing […]

Marin IJ Editorial: Marin Clean Energy’s power to the people

“Economies of scale reap rewards for ratepayers of Marin Clean Energy, Marin’s homegrown public power agency that is reducing its rates by an average of 9 percent, starting Sept. 1. A large reason for this good news for consumers is the agency’s recent expansion, adding customers beyond Marin’s boundaries, including unincorporated Napa County and the […]

My Word: Piedmont needs to embrace climate plan, cut energy use

“Piedmont needs to participate in community choice aggregation (CCA), a countywide effort to switch Alameda County to renewable energy sources such as solar and hydro. CCA may lead to slightly higher energy bills but could reduce Piedmont’s GHG emissions by 50 percent.” My Word: Piedmont Needs to Embrace Climate Plan, Cut Energy Use, by Garrett Keating, The […]

McKinleyville airport eyed for giant solar farm

“A giant solar array that could produce enough electricity to power roughly 1,000 households may be installed at the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville.” This energy will not only help offset the airport’s energy cost, but excess energy will be sold to local Community Choice Aggregation programs. McKinleyville Airport Eyed for Giant […]