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Yolo County Partners with SMUD – A New Model of Community Choice Development?

As Community Choice agencies spring up around the state, they are experimenting with various new business models. As they do, they are functioning as innovation incubators. Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA), a new Community Choice agency comprised of the Cities of Davis and Woodland and unincorporated Yolo County, is using an approach not previously tried […]

Nonprofit Moves Forward on New ‘Net Energy’ Housing in Woodland

For local nonprofit Mutual Housing California, the recent allocation of nearly $10.8 million in tax credits means that the organization can move forward on the positive net energy phase of Mutual Housing at Spring Lake in Woodland. Like the first phase, the second phase of the community on Farmers Central Road will be built as […]

Wells Fargo Commits Funding to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

UC Davis’ Energy Efficiency Center announced early Wednesday that Wells Fargo has renewed its support with a commitment of $500,000 over the next four years. Funds will support operational and programmatic needs of the center, including its new Energy Graduate Group program. “The EEC is working hard to find innovative, sustainable solutions to key energy […]

Sacramento Airport Adds Electric Buses and an On-Site Solar Farm

Sacramento International Airport took another step this month in its effort to transition its operations to clean energy use, winning a federal grant for a fleet of electric shuttle buses. The $2 million grant will pay half the cost of five shuttle buses and charging stations. The Proterra buses will go into operation next year, […]

Electric Vehicle Owners Join up to Advocate, Share Info

There’s a new group in town — the Davis Electric Vehicle Association! As an affiliated sub-group of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SacEV), a chapter of the national nonprofit Electric Auto Association, DEVA advocates for electric vehicle adoption and supports the development of EV infrastructure regionally. DEVA is a special kind of car club made […]

Where Is Community Energy Going?

Yolo County’s new community choice energy agency recently approved negotiation with SMUD for a set of technical services designed to get the agency online by June next year. The Valley Clean Energy Alliance’s current staff consists of city and county employees borrowed from local sustainability programs, essentially a zero-sum game that may limit rather than […]

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Selects SMUD to Provide Energy Services

Sacramento Municipal Utility District has been selected to negotiate a services agreement to provide Valley Clean Energy Alliance with technical and energy services, data management/call center services, wholesale energy services, credit support services and up to five years of business operations support. VCEA—a new community choice aggregation joint powers agency—is set to begin serving electricity […]

Yolo’s New Energy Initiative Gets Some Expert Support

A regional giant in the energy industry, the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, is set to give a hand to Yolo County’s up-and-coming community choice energy program, the Valley Clean Energy Alliance, after a partnership between the two was solidified Thursday. With a seal approval from VCEA’s board of directors, SMUD was selected to provide technical […]

More Than 150 Homes Made More Energy and Water Efficient

When the Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted to approve Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, the goal was to help local homeowners make energy- and water-efficiency, and renewable-energy upgrades that can lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create local jobs. To date, through the state’s largest PACE provider, HERO, 151 homeowners in Yolo […]

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Powering up an Aggressive Schedule

Editor’s note: Elements of this story originally published on Thursday, July 27 were in error. This updated story corrects and clarifies those errors. By Hans Peter hpeter@dailydemocrat.com @WDD_Hans on Twitter In an effort to source cleaner energy for local customers, Woodland officially took part in their third meeting of the Valley Clean Energy Alliance this […]