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California Tries Again With 3 Landmark Clean Energy Bills. This Time Things Are Different

The road ahead looks clearer for clean energy bills that stalled in Sacramento last year. California has championed clean energy and climate change mitigation, but legislators last year failed to pass SB 100, a 100 percent clean energy bill authored by Senate leader Kevin De León and supported by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill would increase […]

Peninsula Clean Energy to Provide Grants Up to $75,000 for Innovative Energy Programs

San Mateo County Electricity Supplier to Fund Projects that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Benefit Local Communities REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 21, 2018 – Organizations and individuals with an interest in renewable energy development and innovation, greenhouse gas reduction, or energy programs to benefit local communities in San Mateo County are encouraged to apply for project grants […]

Uber Drivers in San Diego Offered Incentives to Use Electric Vehicles

The giant rideshare firm Uber announced Tuesday that San Diego will be one of seven cities where drivers will be given an incentive to drive electric vehicles. The EV Champions program is rolling out here and in Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle after successful pilots in Pittsburgh and Portland. “The aim of the EV Champions Initiative […]

Port of San Diego gets $5M grant for solar power at marine terminal

SAN DIEGO — The Port of San Diego announced Tuesday that it secured more than $5 million in grant funding for the installation of a solar-powered microgrid at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. The grid will include battery storage that will allow solar power to be used during nighttime hours. Improvements are intended to reduce […]

California lawmakers move closer to regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California’s electric grid with other states in the U.S. West narrowly cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday, keeping alive a proposal that has divided environmentalists over the best way to expand renewable energy. The proposal, backed by influential proponents including Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, seeks […]

Encinitas wins national Climate Protection Award

Encinitas got a new feather in its environmental cap through a national award given in Boston on June 8. At the 86th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Encinitas received an honorable mention in the “small city” category of the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. It was one of five small cities to […]

Fear-mongering by utilities won’t produce clean energy

As we expand consumer choice and accelerate our push toward community-based power and greener energy, it’s not surprising that investor-owned utilities are doing everything in their power to hold on to their monopolies in California. As they do, an unholy alliance of corporate executives and some state bureaucrats have resorted to scare tactics and dragging […]

California Energy Commission Funds Two Microgrid Projects

SACRAMENTO June 14, 2018 – The California Energy Commission approved grants for two microgrid projects that will help support California’s energy and climate change goals. The Sonoma County Junior College District received nearly $5 million for a microgrid demonstration project at its Santa Rosa Junior College campus. The project plans to use photovoltaic solar power to […]

City Council President Esmeralda Soria To Celebrate Fresno’s Solar Prowess

Fresno was recognized by the Environment California Research & Policy Center as being a top city for solar power in the nation. “Competing with the nation’s biggest cities, Fresno ranks as a strong solar power leader,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy and transportation program director for the center. “By tapping into more of our vast […]

Community choice to determine California’s energy future

When the California Public Utilities Commission issued its May 3 white paper on change in California’s electricity system and customer choice, it sounded an alarm of impending doom due to diversification coming from both local communities and technologies. Don’t be fooled by this false alarm. Good things are happening in California’s electricity markets. Community choice aggregators are […]