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Streetlights That Charge Electric Cars Arrive in California City

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging station—which […]

What Will Power Los Angeles’ Electric Buses?

As the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) gears up to adopt a 100 percent zero-emission electric bus policy, there has been some recent chatter about the source of electricity powering these buses. Gas industry representatives are arguing that Metro should keep their current fleet of buses and power them with biomethane. They contend that […]

Community Members Vocalize Opinions at Last Council Meeting before Break

Durning the July 11th meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council members of the public urged the council to join the Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy Program. Read their comments below.  “This is a risk-free way to fight climate change and help consumers save money,” resident Logan Smith said. Activists from 350.org and local […]

There’s Energy behind State Bill to Promote Solar Power Storage: Guest commentary

Here in another California heat wave, we are reminded that communities need new strategies to be resilient as we face erratic shifts in our climate. By harnessing our state’s abundant sunshine, so we can tap into it even when the sun isn’t out or during a prolonged outage, energy-storage technology can boost community preparedness efforts. […]

City of Lancaster, CA Partners with ebee Smart Technologies to Launch BLVD Streetlight Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Today marks the launch of the City of Lancaster’s BLVD Streetlight Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging demonstration, a cutting-edge project which seamlessly integrates EV chargers into five streetlights along the City’s popular central downtown destination, The BLVD. These charging units are made by ebee Smart Technologies, whose innovative controller technology makes installing public and semi-public charging […]

California Alliance for Community Energy Endorses SBCP Business Plan

The California Alliance for Community Energy, the statewide Community Choice Aggregation coalition has strongly endorsed the South Bay Clean Power draft business plan: The mission of the California Alliance for Community Energy (CACE) is to support and defend Community Choice Energy programs in California that advance local clean energy for the environmental and economic benefit […]

OP-ED: It’s Time for 100% Renewable Energy: Here’s Why

When you think of renewable energy, you probably think of wind turbines and solar panels, clean sources of energy that can make up a small percentage of our electric power supply. Often, the idea is that these sources of power are not consistent and tend to cost more than fossil fuel power plants running on […]

Metro’s Plan Would Electrify Bus Fleet by 2030

Under pressure from environmentalists and others to end its reliance on compressed natural gas (CNG), Metro has presented its plan to gradually transition to a fully-electric bus fleet. While the end goal is laudable, the time-frame is no portrait in courage. Metro intends to proceed this month with a $200 million contract for 295 CNG buses, […]

Green L.A. County Program Offers Consumers a New Energy Alternative

While Washington is slashing environmental protections and further jeopardizing the future of the planet, Los Angeles County is moving in a visionary new direction. A proven new way of providing green power to county consumers that can reduce both greenhouse gases and consumer bills while building a whole new green economy is around the corner. […]

Huntington Beach City Council Discusses Energy Program

Monday, June 5th, the Huntington Beach City Council considered entering a non-disclosure agreement with Southern California Edison to look into a community choice aggregation, which can provide cities control over electricity rates and efficiency programs, a city staff report says. A CCA is a program for cities to buy or generate electricity for residents, according […]