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GeoGenCo’s Zero Water Geothermal Technology Helps Imperial Irrigation District Achieve Green Energy Goals

EL CENTRO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GeoGenCo, LLC has completed their semi-final designs for their next generation True Geothermal 20-megawatt (MW) power plant in Imperial Valley, CA. GeoGenCo has a 15 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and expects to be providing power by June of 2020. Jim McIntosh (Mac), GeoGenCo’s CEO and […]

Solar Bill of Rights introduced in California

Across the United States, home and business owners are increasingly demanding their right as citizens to generate their own electricity. And it should not be surprising that this movement is the most advanced in California, where PV system owners and the solar industry have come together to form a dedicated membership organization, the Solar Rights […]

River City Bank Opens Second Office in San Francisco Bay Area

River City Bank is expanding its presence in the Bay Area with the establishment of a new office in the Financial District of San Francisco. This new location provides commercial banking and project finance services, and houses the Bank’s Clean Energy Division focused on servicing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) clients, expanding relationships with other players in […]

Powered Up: California moves to upgrade aging grid system to meet voracious demand for the juice

An unusual experiment began a few years ago in suburban Irvine, when rows of homes, inhabited by UC Irvine faculty and staff, afforded a high-tech peephole from which to observe how humans interact with electricity. The houses were outfitted with tools for use with the advanced electricity system glowing on California’s horizon, prepping residents for […]

San Diego region way off track to meet state mandates for limiting climate pollution from driving

San Diegans drive too much — and regional efforts are failing to get them out of their cars and on to buses, trolleys and other cleaner forms of commuting. That’s according to Hasan Ikhrata, the new high-profile executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, who was hired away from a similar planning and transportation agency […]

California Regulators Get Serious About Building Decarbonization

California regulators are starting to fill a hole in the state’s climate policy. For decades, California has led the world in efforts to reduce the energy consumption of appliances and buildings. But in recent years, California policymakers have started to favor a new guiding metric: carbon. In January 2018, then-Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order calling for […]

California Leads In Net-Zero Homes As Costs Drop

Half a dozen California cities are hosting enough net-zero homes to place the state in first place nationally among other states like Arizona where the net-zero trend is catching on rapidly, both among legislators and among leading homebuilders. This trend is expected to accelerate markedly over the coming decade, as the cost of adding net-zero […]

As PG&E begins bankruptcy proceedings, Monterey Bay Community Power gauges uncertainty.

Last July, you might’ve noticed a change on your monthly bill from Pacific Gas & Electric. Or maybe not. But unless you opted out, residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties were automatically enrolled as customers of Monterey Bay Community Power, a new community choice aggregation model, or CCA, that buys electricity from […]