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According to Peter Gallotta, Public Relations and Information Coordinator at San Francisco’s Department of the Environment, San Francisco has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. To that end, reaching renewable energy goals of achieving 50 percent renewable electricity supply by 2020, and 100 percent by 2030 “are […]
Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to be Available at All Sonoma County Libraries (Santa Rosa, CA) The partnership between the Sonoma County Library, the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sonoma Clean Power is expanding the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to be available at […]
The vast majority of Los Altos and Mountain View residents transitioned into Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s GreenStart program without lifting a finger. That’s because the GreenStart electricity option, touted as 100 percent carbon-free and 50 percent from renewable energy sources, is the default program residents and businesses automatically enrolled in between April and July – […]
REDWOOD CITY, California and GUELPH, Ontario, Canada, September 12, 2017 – Recurrent Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy (“PCE”) today announced a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) for 100 megawatts of new solar power. Recurrent Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), and PCE is the community choice […]
California legislators rushed through an energy deregulation bill (AB1890) with insufficient vetting in 1996, swayed by promises that deregulation would lower prices and boost the economy. Six years later, the state was reeling from power shortages and skyrocketing prices that were caused in no small part by craven opportunists such as Enron that manipulated a […]
A solar farm could not have produced as much energy as the array of electric cars on display today in Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, California. The event sponsored by Sonoma Clean Power attracted local dealerships of Chevrolet, Tesla, Kia, Ford, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen. Alongside the glitz and glamour sat the practical side of […]
In a recent letter from a San Rafael resident, a claim was made that so far Marin Clean Energy “has been a complete failure … at increas(ing) the amount of renewable energy on the grid.” The fact is that all electric utilities, including MCE, have been purchasing their new capacity from independent producers. So […]
When solar contractor Coldwell Solar and not-for-profit electricity provider Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) break ground for a combined 2 MW of solar energy facility–generating enough power to 600 homes—it will mark the next step in the journey to a clean energy future for Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The groundbreaking will launch construction on […]
Contra Costa County is seeking a consultant to assess the potential for renewable resource – solar, wind, biomass, biogas – throughout the County. The consultant also will recommend changes to zoning ordinances to facilitate siting of these resources in Contra Costa County. You can find the Request for Proposals here. Bids close September 15. Please spread […]
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) recently selected SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) to deploy a fully-integrated solar and storage project. The 100-acre campus in Santa Rosa will feature the SunPower® Helix™ Carport system and SunPower’s Garage Top Carport system totaling about 2.6 megawatts, coupled with a 1.3-megawatt (2 megawatt-hour) energy […]