Scroll down to read news stories about Community Choice Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area, with focus on current and developing CCA programs: CleanPowerSF, East Bay Community EnergyPeninsula Clean EnergySan Jose Community Energy, and Silicon Valley Clean Energy. We invite your contributions.

It is our aim to present information and points of view that are important to clean energy and Community Choice stakeholders throughout California. The Clean Power Exchange and Center for Climate Protection are not responsible for the factual accuracy in reposted articles and viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Clean Power Exchange or Center for Climate Protection.

Coastal Advocates Defend Marine Sanctuaries

President Donald Trump may want to expand offshore oil drilling, but it’s no surprise he’s facing pushback in a region known for being one of the most at risk of climate change and where residents are increasingly turning to renewable energy. San Mateo County officials are urging the federal government to keep protections in place […]

CleanPowerSF Brings Cleaner Electricity to San Francisco

Opinion What if we could power our homes with 100 percent clean energy at competitive rates? San Francisco has a new default electricity provider called CleanPowerSF, and residents are being enrolled one neighborhood at a time. The change is automatic: unless you deliberately opt out, electricity served to your home will soon come from 40 […]

Harbor District Makes Switch to Clean Energy

The San Mateo County Harbor Commission voted unanimously at its June 21 meeting to adopt Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 program that uses only clean and renewable energy sources. The switch would affect Pillar Point Harbor, the district’s administration office in El Granada and the Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco. District officials say using […]

PUC Will Consider Changing Energy Exit Fee

The California Public Utilities Commission has decided to review the mechanism by which Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other investor-owned utilities are compensated when customers switch to community choice aggregators, such as Marin Clean Energy. The utilities and the community choice aggregators agree that the current mechanism for compensation is flawed. They are at […]

San Ramon Council to Consider Joining MCE Clean Energy

The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing on the city’s proposed plan to join MCE Clean Energy as a community choice energy provider at its meeting Tuesday night. In the wake of an online survey the city released a few weeks ago requesting community feedback on the plan, the council […]

Antioch Council Tables Proposal for Community Choice Energy Program

At the June 13 meeting of the Antioch City Council, councilmembers declined to move forward with a proposal that would have resulted in all current Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers in Antioch being automatically enrolled as customers of Marin Clean Energy (MCE). As explained in the City Staff report on the agenda item, in […]

Napa County Buildings to Be Run on 100 Percent Green Energy

Napa County government is going Deep Green to power its many local buildings. The county already receives 50 percent of its electricity from such sources as wind, solar and biogas. Now it is joining Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green program with 100 percent renewable energy. That’s just one more nugget tucked amid the half-billion dollar […]

You Just Saved Money on Electricity! Find Out How.

You Just Saved Money on Electricity! Find Out How. Questions about your PG&E bill? When you see Peninsula Clean Energy, note this is not an additional charge. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) charges replace what you would have paid to PG&E for electric generation. Peninsula Clean Energy saves you money while providing cleaner energy! Watch this […]

Bringing the Birthplace of Wind Power into the 21st Century

I remember when my dad got his first “car phone.” It was bulky, required an antenna on the window and only worked once in a while. The iPhones we carry in our pockets today, made with three decades of product development, seem otherworldly by comparison. There’s a similar technology comparison playing out across California. American […]

Fed up with PG&E? Electricity Alternative Coming to Concord

CONCORD — The city has joined Marin Clean Energy, a community choice energy agency that provides solar and wind-generated electricity sources to residential, business and government customers. Concord residents will be enrolled automatically with Marin Clean Energy unless they opt out during the six-month enrollment period before the service goes live in May 2018. MCE intends to […]