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Monterey, Calif., Diocese Enters ‘New Era’ with Sustainable Energy Program

The four-county Monterey diocese has teamed up with the Romero Institute, a nonprofit law and policy center focused on social justice issues, to promote renewable energy and the creation of a Community Choice Energy program (CCE). “CCE, which became law in California in 2002, allows cities and counties a say in their energy provider by […]

15 Las Vegas Strip Properties Unplugging from NV Energy Grid

LAS VEGAS – Nobody will flip a switch, and lights aren’t expected to flutter on casino floors when 15 Las Vegas Strip properties start parting ways late Friday with NV Energy. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts are scheduled to start buying electricity Saturday from private providers on the open market after a yearlong effort to […]

City of Sonoma Goes “Evergreen”

The City of Sonoma will be the first in the county to switch all of its own electric accounts to Sonoma Clean Power’s Evergreen or 100% clean power option. This means all of the electric for the city will come from geothermal (The Geysers) and solar sources, no carbon footprint will be created to produce the city’s energy. […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Launches Service in San Mateo County

Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County’s new official electricity provider, will be “flipping the switch” at a press conference on Thursday, October 6th at 10:30 a.m. Please join Peninsula Clean Energy board members, staff, and media representatives in the courtyard of the San Mateo County Center to celebrate the launch of service. Peninsula Clean Energy […]

Official: Giant Solar Proposal Poised for Growth

HANFORD – Due to friendly state policies pushing more renewable energy, a massive solar park proposed for Kings County appears ready for expansion. That’s according to Daniel Kim, a spokesman for Westlands Solar Park. At around 20,000 acres, the proposed solar installation, the footprint of which hugs the western border of Kings County south of Naval […]

Shaking Up the Grid

A recent government study found that the probability of a major earthquake in the Bay Area is 70% within the next three decades. What would happen to our power system if an earthquake the same magnitude as the infamous 1906 quake occurred again? The City and County of San Francisco looked into that question. While […]

San Mateo County Ditches PG&E, Starts Buying Cheaper, Greener Energy

REDWOOD CITY — San Mateo County this month launched an initiative to provide electricity to consumers, in lieu of PG&E, joining a statewide movement toward community-choice energy programs that supporters tout as the most effective way for Californians to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. Peninsula Clean Energy began service Saturday to 70,000 customers, becoming the fifth program in California to take advantage of a 2002 […]

LET’S GO TO THE VIDEO CLIPS!

We had a very good day at yesterday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting with a little help from our friends: Here’s Steve Wicke of Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s comments in support of next steps CCA motion, 100% renewables and South Bay Clean Power: Walker Foley of Food & Water Watch provided his organizations’ perspective and […]

Key Alameda County Community Choice Energy Vote 10/4

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BoS) is scheduled to take a key vote on moving forward on the county’s community choice energy (CCE) program on October 4th. The BoS will be voting on approving a draft Joint Powers Authority (JPA) agreement, approval of the final feasibility study, and a decision to proceed with the […]

Hanford Wins Energy Efficiency Award

HANFORD – The city of Hanford has received an energy efficiency award from Southern California Edison. SCE officials handed over the award at a ceremony last week honoring Hanford officials for improving pumping efficiency at one if the city’s 14 active wells that supply residents with water. According to the SCE, the project will save the […]