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Local Governments Move to Break PG&E Monopoly

Just a few months ago things looked shaky, with both the city of Salinas and Monterey County contemplating bowing out of a plan to break Pacific Gas & Electric’s local monopoly. The plan was to do it with clean energy. But now, 19 local governments have announced their intention of joining Monterey Bay Community Power to create […]

Nineteen Local Governments Signal Interest to Join Monterey Bay Community Power

Following approximately 100 community meetings and presentations, as well as in-depth discussions with elected officials and staff, 19 local governments have taken formal actions signaling their interest to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a regional project among local government agencies to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz […]

King City Moves Forward with Monterey Bay Community Power

The City Council of King voted 4-1 to adopt a resolution of intent to participate in drafting a Joint Powers Authority agreement with Monterey Bay Community Power for cleaner energy solutions. “For the past couple of years the city has been participating in a joint study funded by a grant with other jurisdictions in Monterey, […]

San Juan Bautista Considers Green Energy Alternative

City hears presentation about Monterey Bay Community Power, which give customers the option to opt-out of PG&E service San Juan Bautista City Council members gathered Nov. 17 to discuss the possibility of joining the Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a regional project designed to provide a green energy alternative to businesses and residents in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San […]

Work Begins on Californian EV Fast Charging Corridor

The roll-out of electric vehicle fast charging facilities in the US is gathering pace. Earlier this month, the White House revealed details of 48 charging corridors that will run along 55 interstate highways, while work has also now started on the DriveTheArc corridor in Northern California. Once completed, the DriveTheArc corridor will run from from Monterey at […]

New Developments for Local Community Choice Energy Efforts

Tri-county Community Choice Energy efforts continue, with encouraging forward movement from local governments. Read on to find out the latest developments, along with ways that you can support. Central Coast Power Website The local government staff evaluating Community Choice Energy recently named the tri-county effort and launched their official website: www.CentralCoastPower.org. As the website states, “Central Coast Power […]

Community Power Project Resolution Headed to Board of Supervisors

Salinas >> A non-binding resolution of intent to join the fledgling Monterey Bay Community Power project is headed to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but staff is suggesting modifying the proposed resolution to include weighted voting for key issues. The Community Power proposal envisions a tri-county community choice energy agency aimed at allowing about […]

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 […]

Saving the Planet, One Rooftop at a Time

A program to make solar panels more affordable just plugged in its 500th customer in Santa Barbara. The Community Environmental Council’s Solarize program connects homeowners with group-discount pricing with solar companies, reputable and trusted installers, as well as workshops to help them understand the new systems and the choices available. With its 500th installation, at […]