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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 […]

Sunnyvale Mayor Hendricks Signs Climate Letter to President Trump

Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks says he reaffirmed his city’s dedication toward battling climate change by signing a letter addressed to President Donald Trump. The letter, sent last month, is said to represent members of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which counts among its members mayors from 75 cities across the country. “We write to […]

Council Mulling Move to MCE

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider tonight whether to pursue membership in Marin Clean Energy, an community choice energy program that said it can supply electricity it obtains from cleaner sources than Pacific Gas and Electric, often at a lower price. In exchange, the city would have representation on the program’s board, something […]

For Now, Orinda Residents Stuck With PG&E

ORINDA — Lawmakers will not be discussing a plan to bring cleaner energy to the city’s homes and businesses despite impassioned pleas from residents wanting a greener alternative. At a City Council meeting May 16, Mayor Eve Phillips, Vice Mayor Amy Worth and council members Darlene Gee and Dean Orr did not reply to Councilwoman Inga Miller’s request to talk about joining […]

Orinda City Council Refuses to Consider Joining a Community Choice Energy Program

Members of the Orinda community are surprised by and confused that the city council has not taken up the issue of Community Choice Energy in the city. Eight speakers spoke up in the public forum on May 16 and asked the city council to put joining Marin Clean Energy on its agenda. Council Member Inga […]

Sonoma Clean Power Adds to Management Team

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has hired the following new employees: Cordel Stillman has joined the Sonoma Clean Power Authority as Director of Programs, a role which works directly with the CEO to set the strategy for distributed resources and customer programs. Mr. Stillman also works closely with Programs staff and the Director of Power Services […]

Writer Supporters Community Choice Energy in Antioch

Editor: On 6/13 the Antioch City Council will decide whether to join the Community Choice Energy Joint Powers Authority of MCE Clean Energy. MCE offers to each customer in their service area a choice on how much (50% or 100%) of their electric service comes from renewable sources (solar, wind, hydro, thermal) versus a significantly […]

Marin’s MCE Clean Energy Leads Distributed Energy Resources Projects

In 2016 a small group of North Bay renewable energy professionals met to explore new ways to greatly expand local clean energy resources in the North Bay Area and eventually throughout California. They believed that with proper planning, local energy development could result in a projects that would be more affordable, create jobs, keep revenue […]

Sonoma Clean Power Adds Wind

Sonoma Clean Power broke ground today on a project that will update an existing wind power facility and bring more wind power in-state. The Golden Hills North Wind Facility, in the western central valley community of Tracy, will remove 283 30-year-old wind turbines and replace them with 20 2.3-megawatt GE turbines, capable of generating more […]