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California Sets New Rules for Community Choice Aggregators

Editor’s Note: Cal-CCA’s website claims 1 million METRIC tons, not mega-tons of GHG emissions; and, CCAs have always been subject to resource adequacy requirements. The CPUC is just trying to address how the hand-off of responsibility occurs in the first year of operations of a new CCA. News Article Repost from Greentech Media Community-choice aggregators, […]

SV Clean Energy repays $2.7M loan to cities

The cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill were among 11 Santa Clara County cities, which, along with the county government, last month were repaid in full the startup loans from Silicon Valley Clean Energy, the public non-profit “community choice” energy agency that now provides most electricity to most county residents. As part of an agreement […]

After much debate Redondo Beach joins county clean energy program

After debating the issue at six meetings beginning last year and for nearly two hours again on Tuesday, the Redondo Beach City Council overcame a mayor’s veto and approved joining a county-led effort to offer cheaper, more renewable energy. In theory, community choice aggregation would save ratepayers money. Clean Power Alliance (formerly Los Angeles Community […]

SFPUC Gearing Up to Bring Cleaner Energy to 100,000+ SF Customers this Summer

San Francisco, CA—The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is gearing up to provide cleaner energy to more than 100,000 San Francisco residents and businesses this summer. It’s all part of the next large-scale customer enrollment for the City’s popular Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program called CleanPowerSF. SFPUC Commissioners voted today to give the City utility the […]

How San Diegans can get their clean-car rebate early

Thinking about getting an electric car or plug-in hybrid? There’s now an extra little incentive for customers in San Diego County. The state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project has launched a pilot program that allows drivers to get their rebates up front and apply the money at the point of sale. Here’s how it works: If you buy […]

Report finds San Diego’s progress on climate plan transportation goals illusory

The city of San Diego continues to take credit, as part of its once-vaunted Climate Action Plan, for reductions in greenhouse gases that didn’t occur, as first revealed by a San Diego Union-Tribune investigation in November. A local nonprofit watchdog has now released an audit of regional efforts to fight climate change, finding that the city […]

Federal solar tariffs not a disincentive for Davis

On Jan. 22, President Trump issued his long-awaited ruling on the penalties to be imposed on the world’s solar module manufacturers who sell their equipment into the U.S. market. Effective Feb. 7, there is a 30-percent solar import tariff for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules. The decision has left many solar hopefuls wondering whether their […]