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New Two-Megawatt Freethy Industrial Park Solar Unveiled

On Tuesday, February 14, MCE and JHS Properties unveiled Freethy Industrial Park, a new, two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar project in Richmond, marking the completion of MCE’s third Feed-In Tariff project. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program invites local entrepreneurs to develop and sell renewable energy to MCE within its service area at a fixed price for twenty years. Four new […]

Full Text of Mayor Sam Liccardo’s State of the City Speech

Mayor Sam Liccardo gave San Jose residents his third State of the City address Saturday, February 11th. Liccardo spoke of unity, inclusion, public safety, prosperity, and laid out plans for connecting and transforming the city. Below is an excerpt from the speech where Liccardo shares his vision for climate leadership and building on the city’s “Green Vision”. The Mayor urges San […]

Commentary: Give people a voice and choice in electric service

Communities throughout California and the nation are embracing Community Choice Energy programs for the procurement of cleaner energy. For more than 100 years, private electrical utilities have monopolized the market, leaving the consumer, the people, without a voice in how their electricity is procured and delivered, or in the rates they are required to pay. […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Inks Deal for 200 MW of New Solar

REDWOOD CITY – On January 26th, the Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) board of directors approved a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20 years to purchase the output from a new 200 MW solar photovoltaic power plant to be built in Merced County. This is enough solar energy to power over 75,000 average California households. […]

Los Altos Residents Slated to Receive Clean Energy Soon

Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are set to join nine other communities in Santa Clara County in the switch from PG&E-supplied electricity to a new Community Choice Aggregator in April. Local homeowners, renters and businesses will receive notices in the mail about the new energy provider – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCEA) […]

San José City Council CCE Study Session

You are invited to a very important San José City Council Study Session on Monday, February 13 at 1:30pm, to consider the formation of a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program in San José called San José Clean Energy. A Choice for More Renewable Energy, At Competitive Rates, With Local Control and Benefits We ask that our fellow supporters of CCE: […]

Taking Back the Power – Community Choice Aggregation

Listen to MCE’s Alex DiGiorgio talk Community Choice Aggregation with Infinite Earth Radio.   Topic: The Next Frontier in Community Energy In This Episode: 01:39 Introduction of Alex DiGiorgio. 01:57 Alex describes what Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is. 03:45 What is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), and how does it work? 06:53 Do the consumers get to […]

Coalition Upset County Supervisors Eliminated Community Choice Energy Option

Following is the letter submitted by a coalition of supporters of the Community Choice Energy program: The CCE Draft Technical Study and the Need for Fuller Consideration of All Studied Options Dear Members of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors: We, the undersigned, represent organizations that have been following the progress made by the cities […]

Oakley: Committee to review bulk energy purchasing

OAKLEY — A newly formed committee is looking into ways it can purchase greener and potentially more local energy on behalf of residential energy users. The question is whether to join a Community Choice Energy group, which is an organization of local governments that pool the demands of their communities and purchase and develop power on their […]

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Calls for Cities to Fight for Environment Despite Trump Presidency

SAN JOSE (BCN) — At a conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called for cities across the country to continue fighting for the environment under a new presidential administration “not likely to be a significant partner in our battle against climate change.” Liccardo is one of 16 Bay Area mayors […]