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The Oakland City Council voted last Tuesday to become part of a regional green energy authority, joining twelve other cities in Alameda County. Together the cities represent 90 percent of the county’s total electrical load. “Without sounding trite, the future is bright for the power authority,” said Victor Uno of the International Brotherhood of Electrical […]
An estimated 92 percent of Napa County homes and businesses are now using a majority of “clean energy” to power their homes, offices and wineries. Napa County selected Marin Clean Energy as its default supplier in 2014 for those living and working outside its five cities. In September MCE became the default provider for local […]
The Livermore City Council voted to participate in the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) energy program. CCA enables local jurisdictions to procure electricity on behalf of customers within its borders. Goals of the program are to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide energy at a lower rate. PG&E will continue to […]
LinkedIn has unveiled what the company says is its first “net zero energy” building at its Sunnyvale campus. The social networking company held a grand opening Nov. 16 to showcase the building at 880 W. Maude Ave. Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks his fellow council members and city staffers were on hand for the tour. The 40,000-square-foot building generates […]
The Dublin City Council voted to sign a joint powers authority (JPA) that will create a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) entity involving Alameda County and some cities in the county. The CCA would purchase energy. The vote at the Nov. 15 meeting was 4-0, with Mayor David Haubert absent. Two weeks earlier, Haubert and councilmembers […]
It’s been over a decade in the making, but Alameda County is finally setting up a massive green energy program that could create thousands of high-wage jobs in the East Bay. The kicker is that electrical bills will be lower than what PG&E currently charges, according to a feasibility study completed by the county. The […]
SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 24, University of San Francisco law students hosted a panel of experts discussing Implications for California’s energy future. The audience of about 50 people learned about a new model of energy service in California, community choice aggregation (CCA) programs, which are a way that communities can choose their energy source […]
In the market for a new car? If you’re a Sonoma Clean Power customer in Cloverdale, you’re in luck. The choice aggregate alternative energy provider is offering its customers a new program to help further the county’s reliance on clean, local energy in lieu of fossil fuels. The program is called Drive EverGreen: with monetary […]
The Sonoma City Council is putting its GHG emissions where its mouth is – and, no, that’s not the opening to a joke about politicians and gasbags. Rather, it’s the reality behind two recent council decisions that show the city going in a notably green direction. It’s a small sample size, to be sure, but […]
Marin will have a first by late next summer — all-electric buses rolling around the county on a permanent basis. Marin Transit will buy two all-electric battery buses as part of a $1.6 million project to get cleaner-burning vehicles on the road. The project will provide an opportunity to test the technology using the two 35-foot buses, […]