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San Mateo County flipped the switch Thursday away from Pacific Gas and Electric toward greener options provided by Peninsula Clean Energy. “This is a historic day,” Supervisor Dave Pine said. “PCE will provide substantially cleaner energy at lower and competitive prices.” The county and all 20 cities formed the joint powers agency to buy cleaner […]
The City of Sonoma will be the first in the county to switch all of its own electric accounts to Sonoma Clean Power’s Evergreen or 100% clean power option. This means all of the electric for the city will come from geothermal (The Geysers) and solar sources, no carbon footprint will be created to produce the city’s energy. […]
Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County’s new official electricity provider, will be “flipping the switch” at a press conference on Thursday, October 6th at 10:30 a.m. Please join Peninsula Clean Energy board members, staff, and media representatives in the courtyard of the San Mateo County Center to celebrate the launch of service. Peninsula Clean Energy […]
A recent government study found that the probability of a major earthquake in the Bay Area is 70% within the next three decades. What would happen to our power system if an earthquake the same magnitude as the infamous 1906 quake occurred again? The City and County of San Francisco looked into that question. While […]
REDWOOD CITY — San Mateo County this month launched an initiative to provide electricity to consumers, in lieu of PG&E, joining a statewide movement toward community-choice energy programs that supporters tout as the most effective way for Californians to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. Peninsula Clean Energy began service Saturday to 70,000 customers, becoming the fifth program in California to take advantage of a 2002 […]
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BoS) is scheduled to take a key vote on moving forward on the county’s community choice energy (CCE) program on October 4th. The BoS will be voting on approving a draft Joint Powers Authority (JPA) agreement, approval of the final feasibility study, and a decision to proceed with the […]
Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley, along with several other San Mateo County municipalities, have signed up as customers of the new Peninsula Clean Energy program to buy municipal electricity that is 100 percent from renewable sources. Atherton’s City Council voted for the 100 percent renewable option, called Eco100, at its Sept. 21 meeting. […]
Three out of four candidates for two open seats on Piedmont’s City Council support Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as a way to facilitate the “greening” of Piedmont. “PIEDMONT — Four candidates are running for two open seats on the Piedmont City Council in the Nov. 8 election. They come from various backgrounds and experience, and […]
Cotati’s City Council adopted a motion directing its representative on the Board of Directors for Sonoma Clean Power, Councilman Mark Landman, to approve the proposed amended Joint Powers Agreement, and provide Landman the discretion to vote on additional amendments as appropriate. The vote was unanimous, 5-0. These amendments appear to clear the way for SCP […]
On September 27, Canadian Solar Inc. subsidiary Recurrent Energy announced a 15-year PPA for 100-MWac of solar power in California with MCE, California’s first operating community choice aggregation program. MCE is a not-for-profit, community-based electricity provider. The PPA will sell power to MCE from the Recurrent Energy-developed Tranquillity 8 solar project, located in Fresno County, […]