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REDWOOD CITY, California, October 19, 2017 – What does a year bring to San Mateo County? On the one year anniversary of Peninsula Clean Energy offering electric power, San Mateo County residents and businesses have substantially reduced their carbon emissions while saving millions of dollars. Peninsula Clean Energy’s power is priced at 5% below PG&E’s […]
Lori Mitchell has been appointed as Director of the Community Energy Department, by City Manager Dave Sykes. The San José City Council ratified her appointment today. With more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy and utility industry, Mitchell comes to San José from her most recent employ ment at the San Francisco […]
Advocates for a public bank in Oakland are looking to Germany for inspiration, as that country’s public banks fund a large portion of the renewable energy development. During a community forum hosted Sept. 25 by Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, German economist Wolfram Morales explained how public banking works in his country and […]
Menlo Park’s Mayor Kirsten Keith has signed, and the council approved, a “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy” initiative, which declares a citywide commitment to pursue 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. According to a staff report, Peninsula Clean Energy, a nonprofit energy provider governed by participating cities in San Mateo County, currently provides, by default, […]
Environmental groups are opposing two assembly bills that are under review by California legislators, claiming the bills would promote the use of fossil fuels in the East Bay and limit consumers’ ability to choose their energy supplier. Assembly Bill 726 and Assembly Bill 813 would authorize California’s main grid authority, the California Independent System Operator […]
Napa’s Vine Transit plans to debut five new buses in a couple of years that will emit as much tailpipe air pollution as the Tesla and Chevrolet Bolt electric cars – none. The Napa Valley Transportation Authority recently secured a $1.1 million federal grant to help buy its first electric buses. The overall purchase price, […]
Novato has pledged to help its residents and businesses transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. “We’re putting a stake in the ground, saying we believe this is going to be our future,” said Gretchen Schubeck, the city’s sustainability coordinator. The city recently became Marin’s first jurisdiction to take on the lofty goal of […]
Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, At-Large, and Dan Kalb, North Oakland, are scheduled to host a discussion on Monday about the city’s efforts to create a public bank. The proposal is designed to assist the region’s cannabis businesses, which struggle to find banking services, and to help grow renewable energy resources. Earlier this week, the council […]
Press Release REDWOOD CITY and MENLO PARK, California, September 21, 2017 – Social media company Facebook switched all electric accounts at its Menlo Park headquarters to Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 option, making Facebook the largest participant in Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100% renewable energy option. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s electric supplier, formed […]
If you have visited the Kaiser medical center on Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa recently, you will have noticed that parking is temporarily a bit trickier with a large chunk of the spaces roped off while gleaming solar parking canopies are being installed. This is a wonderful reason to temporarily lose parking and we applaud […]