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City Moves Forward with Bold Climate Action: City Council sets a target of carbon neutrality by 2035 and gives go-ahead on Community Choice Energy program

On Tuesday, September 18, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 to continue developing a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program and directed staff to develop a climate action plan with a target of carbon neutrality by 2035. Since 2005, the City has reduced emissions by ten percent, with a goal of reducing by a […]

Addendum to Community Solar Pilot Program NOFA

The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has issued an Addendum to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Solar Pilot Program (2018 – NOFA – 62). The Addendum was issued in response to questions and comments received during the NOFA’s questions and answer period. The updated NOFA, Addendum Table, related […]

California customer choice at a crossroads: Regulators to weigh 3 key issues next week

California regulators are poised to decide soon between two proposals on how to calculate the exit fee charged to customers moving away from California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to new electricity providers. The result could determine the near-term viability of California’s budding customer choice movement. Regulators face three big questions on how to calculate the Power Charge Indifference […]

Solar energy array proposed at Silveira Ranch property

A Novato-area ranch may become home to a small-scale solar energy farm that would generate enough energy to power roughly 1,000 homes, according to the project applicant. The San Francisco-based Renewable Properties’ proposal is in early planning stages, according to company President Aaron Halimi. Halimi said this will be their first solar project in the […]

CARB awards Port of LA $41 million to launch zero-emissions freight project

The California Air Resources Board(CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles(POLA) for the Zero Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities(ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project — proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth, […]

120 Elected Officials Urge CPUC to Issue Fair and Equitable PCIA Decision

Elected officials representing a diverse range of communities throughout the state are urging the California Public Utilities Commission to “put people over profits” and issue a fair and equitable decision on the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment. The PCIA is an “exit fee” charged by the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to community choice aggregation (CCA) and […]