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A plan for California to kick the gas habit

We’re lucky California has the third-lowest emissions per person in the United States, because – even with it being so efficient – it is still the second most-emitting state in the union due to its population of 40 million. Another strike of luck for all of us is that California cares about those emissions, as […]

Exit fee: Deciding the fate of California’s utilities and customer choice movement

Promised more renewables and lower utility bills, customers in California are flocking to newly-emerging Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs and Direct Access (DA) providers. But the transition — and the savings — are not that simple. Someone has to pay for the power that investor-owned utilities (IOUs) procured to serve the customers moving to new load serving […]

The future of California’s grid waits on two bills

With less than three weeks left in California’s legislative session, two bills are pending that could reshape the state’s electricity sector. The first bill, SB 100, represents an effort to move the state to 100% clean energy that has been more than a year in the making. SB 100 was first introduced by former California […]

Lawmakers: Look closely at our energy landscape

The clean energy revolution is here, now, and California is a trailblazer of its success. Solar and wind power, electric vehicle use, rooftop photovoltaics, and community choice aggregation are all on the rise in California. The traditional centralized, fossil-fuel power plants are now competing with renewable and distributed energy sources, forcing the industry and regulators to […]

Wasco, California to Save $8.6M with New Solar Project

Wasco, Calif. projected to achieve more than $8.6M in energy savings, 41.7M kWh in reduced energy usage by end of 15-year performance contract An energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Siemens will allow the city of Wasco, Calif., to use energy savings to fund a solar project situated on a former burn dump. The renewable […]

Just Released – CPUC Customer Choice Paper

On Tuesday, August 7, just one day before CPX E-News deadline, the CPUC’s final Customer Choice Paper was published. This has not given us enough time to read and report on the contents, which we will do in our next installment. But for now, we want to make sure you know about it and can […]

Burbank, Calif., Asks Citizens About Future Electricity Purchases

(TNS) — Burbank, Calif., residents made it clear this week to Burbank Water and Power staff that they would like to see the city-owned utility make use of renewable sources. More than 30 people participated in a town hall meeting hosted by Burbank Water and Power at the Buena Vista Branch Library Monday night, when […]

The City of Carpinteria Pursues Community Choice and Strategic Energy Planning

The City of Carpinteria has opted to move forward with both Community Choice Energy and Strategic Energy Planning, which is in line with Carpinteria’s policies regarding sustainable communities and making our area more resilient. Now, did you understand anything in that last sentence? Because about four years ago I wouldn’t have either. The world of […]

Wells Fargo completes funding for 200-MW Sempra Great Valley Solar Project

Wells Fargo Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85 million in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables’ 200-MW solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190 million in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project. Sempra […]

Free Electric Vehicle Test Drives Offered by Peninsula Clean Energy at Facebook Summer Jam Festival

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 6th, 2018 – Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is offering San Mateo County residents free test drives in a selection of electric vehicles (EVs) on August 11th at the Facebook Summer Jam Festival in Menlo Park. “We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation is the main contributor to emissions in this county. Electric […]