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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: 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 […]

Committee Recommends Signing on to Monterey Bay Community Power Initiative

Salinas >> In a key preliminary step, a county alternative energy and environment committee recommended on Wednesday the Board of Supervisors sign on to a resolution of intent to join the Monterey Bay Community Power agency, which promises to take over local control of electric power purchasing from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and promote […]

Community Power Aggregator Takes Big Step Toward Reality

Say you could buy your power from some entity other than PG&E, the investor-owned utility that puts shareholder returns ahead of its customers. Say the power you buy focused on renewable sources – and getting as much energy as possible from hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas. And say you could buy that power […]

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 […]

Green Energy Initiative Explored

Governments overseeing Ventura County and the 10 cities are studying a program that could bring local control to energy purchasing and pricing, officials said Tuesday. Sue Hughes, a manager with the county, said the jurisdictions are looking at starting a Community Choice Energy program, a new but tested model for providing electricity. Across the state, the programs offer a higher share of […]