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Sonoma Clean Power, Marin’s MCE Help Lead Fight against Fossil-Fueled Energy Grid

As the demand for clean, renewable energy across the state increases, both Sonoma Clean Power and MCE, formerly Marin Clean Energy, are expanding their services. Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Clean Power will begin serving Mendocino County in June, which will add 38,000 new customers to its existing 196,000 in Sonoma County. In the North Bay, San […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Provide Electricity to Mendocino County in June

Sonoma Clean Power has scheduled the following public meetings to learn more about services and options in Mendocino County: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Coast Community Library 225 Main St., Point Arena Monday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. Mendocino Community Center 998 School St., Mendocino Wednesday, April 5, noon-1 p.m. Point Arena City Hall 24000 S. Highway 1, […]

California Funds $2.7 Million for Two Berkeley Lab Geothermal Research Projects

The California Energy Commission is funding two geothermal research projects that are aimed at making geothermal energy more cost-effective to deploy and operate. Today, geothermal energy provides around 6% of California’s power, but could provide more if associated costs were lower. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have now launched these […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Become Willits’ Default Provider

Willits residents can expect changes to their electric bills starting in June. Sonoma Clean Power, which became Mendocino County’s main electric supplier last fall, is bringing its services to Willits. Starting on the city’s June meter read date, all homes and businesses will automatically be enrolled in the power agency’s default service, running on 36 […]

East Bay Community Energy Seeks Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will report to the Board of Directors of East Bay Community Energy and will provide strategic leadership and direct all activities within the organization. The CEO will coordinate all aspects of launching and operating the Community Choice program, and building it into an innovative enterprise that benefits Alameda County residents […]

PG&E Causes Controversy with New Pricing Announcement

After soaring monthly bills from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. this winter prompted a public outcry, California utility regulators said Thursday that they will consider tweaking natural gas rates to ease the pain. The California Public Utilities Commission, which sets rates for the state’s three big utilities, said it will consider ways to prevent future […]

SamTrans, Caltrain to Use 100 Percent Renewable Electricity from Community Choice Energy Programs

The Boards of Directors for SamTrans and Caltrain have voted to expand their use of renewable electricity service options for their respective agencies. By working with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) in San Mateo County, both SamTrans and Caltrain will meet their power needs in San Mateo County through 100 percent renewable sources such as solar, […]

PG&E Electricity Bills Will Rise This Week amid Rate Restructuring

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E on Monday unveiled a restructuring of how the utility charges people for electricity, a move that will impose a steep increase in electric bills for residential customers. The higher electricity costs, which take effect March 1, mark the second time in two months that power bills have risen for PG&E customers. Monthly electricity bills […]

Peninsula Clean Energy to Enroll 210,000 New Customers and Maintain 5% Discount Compared to PG&E Rates

Customers to be enrolled throughout the month of April REDWOOD CITY – This month, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) will begin sending notices to 210,000 residences and businesses throughout San Mateo County to inform them that they are about to receive cleaner electricity and simultaneously save money. At their January board meeting, the PCE Board of Directors […]