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CleanPowerSF is Bringing Cleaner Electricity to Your Neighborhood!

The City and County of San Francisco, through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), is partnering with PG&E to offer electricity generated from cleaner sources like wind and solar. This program is called CleanPowerSF and provides San Francisco electricity customers with cleaner energy at competitive rates. Drop by anytime during one of our upcoming […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Seeks More Renewable Electric Supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2016 Contact: Dan Lieberman Phone: 650-395-9190 Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2016 Request for Offers (“RFO”) for Product from Eligible Renewable Resources. With this RFO, PCE is expanding its purchase of clean, renewable energy for the residents and businesses of San […]

Community Choice Victory in Alameda County

October 4th marked a victory for East Bay communities and the East Bay Clean Power Alliance’s Clean Power to the People efforts. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve establishing a Community Choice energy program with a commitment to maximizing community benefits and including community input in the governance of the program. The County approved […]

MCE Wins 2016 Green Power Leadership Award

On Monday, October 17, the Center for Resource Solutions presented MCE with a Green Power Leadership Award at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference, recognizing MCE’s championship of renewable energy as an accelerator in the development of green power markets. “It’s an honor to be amongst the many diverse recipients of this prestigious award,” said Dawn Weisz, […]

Mendocino County Joins Sonoma Clean Power After Unanimous Vote

10/13/16 Santa Rosa – The Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) Board voted unanimously to approve expanding their service area to unincorporated Mendocino County and the cities of Fort Bragg, Point Arena, and Willits, with service starting in June 2017. Following the vote, Mendocino County Supervisor Dan Hamburg was sworn in by SCP General Counsel Steve Shupe as the newest member of the SCP Board.

Clean Energy Joint Venture Gains Support: San Mateo County Joint Powers Authority Formed to Buy Renewable Energy in Bulk

About 297,000 PG&E customers in San Mateo County could get their energy from renewable sources in less than a year under a joint powers authority being formed called Peninsula Clean Energy. The Office of Sustainability has been granted $1.5 million to form the joint venture known as Community Choice Aggregation that is already in place […]

Supervisors Give Go Ahead to Energy Plan

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead last week for staff to proceed with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Supervisors voted to accept the feasibility study, which found that CCA would be viable. Staff was directed to form a joint powers authority (JPA) and bring in experts in energy and marketing to design […]

Sonoma Clean Power Adds Electric Vehicles to Its Fight to Address Climate Change

The launch of Sonoma Clean Power in spring of 2014 is widely cited as the single largest action Sonoma County has taken to address climate change locally. The public agency and the county’s dominant electricity provider is credited with reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through large-scale purchase and […]

Sonoma Goes Greener with New ‘EverGreen’ Utility Plan

Taking a small step into the energy future, the City of Sonoma voted last week to become the first jurisdiction in Sonoma County, and perhaps the North Bay, to adopt the zero-emissions EverGreen plan from Sonoma Clean Power. The optional premium plan, which uses 100 percent local renewable power sources for providing kilowatts to the […]

Marin Water District Joins ‘Deep Green’ Electricity Plan

One of the county’s top energy users will move toward using Marin Clean Energy’s so-called “deep green” option, meaning its electricity will come from 100 percent renewable sources. The move by the Marin Municipal Water District — to go into effect July 1, 2017 — will cost the district another $200,000 annually on its electricity […]